Friday, November 30, 2012

Final preparations

Planned field work operations at Derwal ice rise (right) and on the ice shelf (Be:Wise project)
All equipment has been thoroughly tested and the Eclipse drill is working. Final preparations for the cargo train towards the coast are on their way. Yesterday the weather deteriorated and the whole morning until mid afternoon there was a lot of wind, making operations difficult. The plan is to depart early morning on Sunday, if everything goes well. In the meantime there is plenty of work for everyone in getting the final planning together, checking and double checking cargo and requirements or resting before embarking on a very long trip towards Derwael ice rise.

A presentation of the science of IceCon, given last night at the station for all station personnel and other vistors can be downloaded on the Publication page of this website.


1 comment:

  1. It's nice to be able to follow the whole progress of the project on the Internet! Keep up the good work and stay safe!