Designed and developed by Alion, the RV Investigator is Australia’s only blue-water research vessel, able to cover 10,000 nautical miles in a single voyage. Capable of carrying up to 40 scientists and support staff for up to 60 days at a time, Investigator can perform oceanographic, geoscience, biological, and atmospheric research— everything from air and water sampling to marine life studies to sub-surface mapping. It’s also one of quietest vessels in the world, which is crucial for studying marine life.