March 6, 2008 Practice, Practice in Fairbanks
We will all be using a variety of technology tools while in the field. For instance I will be using a laptop, audio recorder, digital camera, and satellite phone. Each of these has their own software, and then the PolarTREC program has their own protocols for transmitting our communications. We've had a lot of opportunity to practice and have asked numerous questions to ensure we can stay in touch with you when we are in our remote locations. While in Svalbard this summer, I will be using a satellite phone if or when the ethernet connection fails. The technology of the satellite phone is fascinating, but there is a downside to using it; my transmissions will be a bit slower.