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Posted: 24 May 2012
Ben Fogle In 2013 Ben Fogle will attempt to swim more than 3,000 miles from America to Cornwall. Supported by a yacht, Ben will need to swim more than 30 miles a day to reach his target of completing the...
Posted: 17 May 2012
A range of PhD projects offered So far, almost forty new PhD students from all over the world have been recruited to join the Graduate School of NOCS in the autumn. These successful recruits to the GSNOCS will engage with...
Posted: 16 May 2012
Diamond Scientists based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have discovered a previously unrecognised volcanic process, similar to one that is used in chocolate manufacturing, which gives...
Posted: 11 May 2012
RRS James Cook bridge We awoke this morning to the sight of land (Wales) in the distance. The first land we have seen since Lundy Island, mid afternoon on the 1st May. The lab equipment is being packed away and all...
Posted: 11 May 2012
Engineering tour We will be back in UK waters shortly so underway sampling will start again. Everyone else is starting to pack up their equipment and looking forward to all the analysis of the frozen filters and...
Posted: 10 May 2012
Denise Smythe-Wright Today has been a quiet day in that everyone has been bent over their laptops securing their data, and log sheets and writing their sections of the cruise reports. All except the underway...
Posted: 10 May 2012
Professor Nicholas Owens The appointment of Professor Nicholas Owens as Director of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) has been welcomed by the National Oceanography Centre. Based in Plymouth...
Posted: 9 May 2012
Jacco and Greg’s FRRF Today was programmed to be the last on site, so there was lots to be packed in. The last Megacore was completed over night, and the PELAGRAs floats were recovered after 48 hours deployed. This...
Posted: 8 May 2012
Trap A samples Time out here is precious so the nights are busy too. Corinne deployed a new zooplankton net overnight; the last one got ripped as it was hauled back on board and the Mega Corer was deployed again...
Posted: 8 May 2012
Bathysnap deployment The schedule was changed this morning so that PAP3 could be redeployed. The deck crew will need all the available space for the PAP1 deployment which will now be just after mid-day. The...
Posted: 8 May 2012
SAP (Submersible Autonomous Pump) on deck Saturday was so busy I forgot to write a blog entry! On Friday evening the Amphipod trap was recovered. There was a good haul of the carrion eaters. which are generally quite small (up to 5cm...
Posted: 8 May 2012
Sensors strapped to CTD Today has been a long consolidation day. Late last night an amphipod trap was deployed, ant that will be recovered later this evening so I will get some pictures then maybe. Two of the...
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