Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A day with Zenon

I am part of a science team called the sedimentologists. There are 10 of us and we will work in two shifts: noon to midnight and midnight to noon. We are not on shift yet, because we are still in port. Today we were receiving instruction on the lab equiment and database software from the sedimentology tech, Zenon Matteo (see photo). We also had a meeting to discuss how we are going to operate as a team. I think we are almost ready for the first core now. The Captain told us today that we are still scheduled to depart on the morning of Saturday the 9th (on the 8th in the US and Europe). The weather forecast warns of 40-50 knot winds, so we get to test our sea legs right away!

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