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It’s all about the weather

It’s 1:00 pm, the sky is clear, the sea is calm. It is time for you to conduct an underway CTD (uCTD). Take the probe and the protocol bring it astern, where the winch is. Load the slack on the tail end of the probe, to make it fall perfectly vertical. After 100 seconds you […]

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First measurements

We made our way through the English Channel and were rewarded with a wavy ocean making some of us suffer from seasickness. Not exactly a great reward but something one should always consider when going on a research cruise. By now all of us have overcome the seasickness and are doing well again. At this […]

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An expedition in the time of COVID-19

Everything has been quite different in the last few months to what we have known before. Research cruises are no exception to that. Starting with the fact that we have to start and end our journey in a German harbor even though the field we are interested in is the Labrador Sea, going on with […]