Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hello everyone!

My name is Earle Wilson and I am a graduate student at the University of Washington. For the next 6 weeks, I will be on the R/V Revelle participating in the I08S repeat hydrography cruise. While on board, I will assist with CTD measurements and deploy Argo floats for the SOCCOM project. This blog will be a medium to provide updates of our scientific mission and to share my personal experiences while at sea. This will be my first multi-week research cruise and my first time being south of the equator, so I'm pretty excited for the adventures lie ahead.

Outline of our cruise track. We start in western Australia then transit
directly to Antarctica begin our cruise line. Figure courtesy of Viviane Menezes.

I am currently in Seattle, getting myself prepared for my long voyage. In 2 days, I will leave for Perth, Australia. My itinerary includes a brutal 17 hour flight from Dallas to Sydney, which I am not exactly excited about. However, I will endure it in the name of science.

The science crew already has a cruise blog and you can check it out here. In my next post, I will give you guys a glimpse at what goes on at the UW float lab.

Until next time,