Day 1The geomorphology cruise is now under way. The science party received an orientation and safety briefing from Captain Boomer. The RV Weatherbird departed St. Petersburg at 09:00 and motored to Site 1. There, we successfully calibrated the USBL mount and GPS interface that will be used for determining the position of our lowered instruments — the MILET photo platform and the Multi-core.
We are now underway for site 2 where we will complete the tests of the winch and the fiber-optic cable termination for the MILET photo platform.
Seas are choppy, but weather conditions tomorrow should be workable.
Dr. Ian MacDonald