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Posted: 4 May 2012
Megacorer recovery So far we have had remarkably benevolent weather and yesterday I caught the sun a little as I was on deck filming most of the day, so today I started by putting sun screen on! It has been needed...
Posted: 3 May 2012
Launching a PELAGRA buoy After the actual recovery of the mooring buoy and then the sensor frame, the long job of recovering the 4km of rope began and didn't finish until late in the evening. It was not until 22:30 that...
Posted: 3 May 2012
Recovered buoy, replacement buoy on the right Today has been full of events. The CTD this morning, and then the recovery of the PAP mooring. The ship manoeuvred carefully as there was still a big swell, but eventually the buoy was in...
Posted: 3 May 2012
CTD recovery We were all disappointed that the weather did not allow the recovery or the CTD to go ahead yesterday, but today the weather is definitely improving and the first CTD which will go to 4000m was...
Posted: 2 May 2012
Arriving at the PAP site We had lifeboat drill yesterday afternoon, and as a newbie I paid particular attention. I made my way to the muster station through one of the water tight doors, as I would should some emergency...
Posted: 2 May 2012
NEMO global ocean model Scientists at NOC and the Met Office are using sophisticated computer models to increase our understanding of ocean circulation and its influence on global climate. A new film, published on...
Posted: 1 May 2012
Starting out Cruise JC071 has really started for the RRS James Cook; the pilot has just left the ship, close to three hours since we left Berth S at Avonmouth Docks. As the weather forecast is for rough...
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