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07.04.2011 00:09 Age: 7 yrs
Category: ANFOG

The Hon Kevin Rudd visits the IMOS ocean glider Facility

The Hon Kevin Rudd, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, took the opportunity to visit the ocean glider facility while he was in Perth.

Mr Rudd discussing gliders with Prof Chari Pattiaratchi

Mr Rudd checking out a Slocum glider

Winthrop Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi, the Ocean glider Facility leader, took Mr Rudd on a quick tour of the ocean glider laboratory.

Mr Rudd and Professor Pattiaratchi discussed gliders, the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation and the tsunami warning system. Mr Rudd also gave a lecture to students at University of Western Australia.