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‘Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean’.

The Collaborative Australian Postgraduate Sea Training Alliance Network aims to transform marine science education through the development of a national approach to teaching and learning in the marine realm. CAPSTAN provides a platform for institutional, industrial, and generational knowledge transfer through collaboration on board Australia’s state-of-the-art research vessel, the RV Investigator. CAPSTAN is a first of its kind and will transform marine science education for generations to come.

In 2017-2020, the Marine National Facility (MNF) generously provided the CAPSTAN programme with R/V Investigator ship time and access to on-board equipment for 3 pilot voyages for up to 30 post-graduate students and trainers. Our first voyage crosses the Great Australian Bight in November 2017 (check out the voyage blog!)

Join us!  The 2nd CAPSTAN voyage is scheduled to depart from Hobart, Tasmania 29th April, arriving in Fremantle, Western Australia, 9th May, 2019. More details will be posted on the Get Involved page as will the link to the 2019 application form.