The last 48 have been significant in terms of data collecting. All the science teams, along with the ship's crew and staff continue to work around the clock. During this flurry of activity the seismologists have gathered and analyzed images from the sea floor.
Collecting and analyzing data.
The geologists are busy with plotting core sampling sites, and the oceanographers deploy their equipment continually looking for physical data such as water temperature. As the scientists and their assistants do their thing, the captain and his mates position the ship with incredible precision as they battle sea ice and winds. The technicians are frantically setting up and taking down all the back deck equipment, always trouble shooting as they work.
Inside the ship the folks in the dry lab keep a keen eye on all the monitors and record every detail.
Highly experienced technicians will process every bit of data into files and charts that can then be reviewed.
I have never experienced such an amazing collaboration of individual skills and knowledge. Every step in this processed is as valuable as the next. Teamwork and communication are invaluable. It is hard work in varying conditions. I am so fortunate to be a part of science making history. There is so much to report.