CSIRO Hydrochemistry

The CSIRO National Collections Hydrochemistry team is leading the INIV voyage, Hydrochemistry is a part of the Engineering & Technology program within NCMI. Hydrochemistry operates laboratories in Hobart and Perth, Australia, as well as routinely aboard RV Investigator. NCMI Hydrochemistry specialises in the analysis of oceanographic water parameters, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen and Dissolved Inorganic Nutrients. The team is comprised of 9 members, all members regularly complete oceanographic voyages.

NCMI Hydrochemistry recently published their standard oceanographic nutrient analysis method and protocol, used to achieve highly reproducible nutrient results while at sea. The publication is titled: Methods for reproducible shipboard SFA nutrient measurement using RMNS and automated data processing

Hydrochemistry team members

Cassie Schwanger (Team Leader)

Christine Rees (INIV Primary Investigator)

Alicia Camac

Stephen Tibben

Merinda McMahon

Jack McDonald

Kendall Sherrin

Dr. Julie Janssens

Peter Hughes

The NCMI Hydrochemistry team is managed under group leader and chief scientist for the INIV voyage, Andreas Marouchos.

Andreas Marouchos (Group Leader)


International Engagement

To maximise the scientific benefit for participants, we are hoping to involve as many international agencies as feasible. 30 scientific staff can be accommodated aboard RV Investigator, this enables the project to include a wide array of participants.

The initial expression of interest round yielded an excellent turnout of 26 submissions. These submissions spanned 12 countries and 21 different agencies.

Distribution of locations, indicated by yellow dot, for agencies that submitted expression of interest during the initial round.


Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Malcolm Woodward is a chair of the SCOR working group 147, COMPONUT, and a prominent contributor to the improvement of nutrient measurements for over 30 years. Malcolm is assisting with the planning and management of the INIV project as a Primary Investigator.

Malcolm Woodward




Voyage & Project Supporters

We are proud to have the support from the Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP). The program has extended their support for the voyage and views the project as an optimal way of improving intercomparibility and therefore data quality of nutrient data within GO-SHIP.

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