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Posted: 8 August 2011
The megacore being brought back on deck Having joined the research cruise in Cork a few days ago I’ve been settling into my cabin, the new routine and the realization that I will be away at sea for the next four weeks. A bit daunting if...
Posted: 8 August 2011
Deployment of Bathysnap Today, we have finally arrived on site, which meant it was time to deploy several exciting instruments. This might sound fairly straightforward but in reality it can be quite daunting to watch...
Posted: 4 August 2011
Some to the VENTuRE team with the RV Celtic Explorer New Life Forms Filmed for Upcoming National Geographic Channel Series. The Irish-led VENTuRE scientific expedition aboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer has discovered a...
Posted: 4 August 2011
James Cook leaving picturesque Cork on Tuesday 2 August On Monday, eight of us made our way from Aberdeen, Bristol, and Southampton to Cork, Ireland, in order to join the second leg of JC062. When we arrived at the port on Tuesday morning, the James Cook...
Posted: 4 August 2011
Sulsa UAV Engineers at the University of Southampton have designed and flown the world’s first ‘printed’ aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. University and Natural...
Posted: 2 August 2011
The megacorer On Sunday morning we continued megacoring and recovered many samples. As soon as the cores were recovered on deck, the team got to work on their analysis. Charlie Mainand her team are working...
Posted: 1 August 2011
Henry Ruhl, Dave White, Brian Bett (NOC), Gordon Paterson (NHM) prepare the box corer for deployment Today we deployed the US Naval Electronic Lab (USNEL) Box Corer which collects large samples of sediment from the seabed. The corer is lowered by wire into the sea and its design allows a free...
Posted: 1 August 2011
Dr Denise Smythe-Wright in her famous yellow gear sets to work on CTD samples Late last night the team deployed a CTD and as soon as it had been recovered several hours later, we set to work collecting and analysing the samples. We are looking at the composition of the...
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