Thursday, May 29, 2014

Research cruise casts off from St. Petersburg

RV Weatherbird II cast off from St Petersburg at 08:30 Thursday 29 May 2014. The science staff includes 13 graduate students and technicians with one post-doctoral fellow and Deep-C PI Ian MacDonald, chief scientist. Here are the names of the science party and their affiliations: 
 
Name
Institution
Name
Institution
Ian MacDonald
FSU
Ben LaBelle
FSU
Mauricio Silva
FSU
John Kaba
FSU
Eric Howarth
FSU
Curtis Okolovitch   
FSU
Peter Lazerevich
FSU
Heather Broadbent
USF
Caroline Johansen
FSU
Xiaoxu Sun
GaTech
Arvind Shantharam
FSU
Boryoung Shin
GaTech
Nicole Morgan
FSU




Over the next 13 days this team will collect sediment samples with the multiple corer, CTD profiles and water collections, bongo plankton tows, and surveys with the MILET deep-sea imaging platform. This day was devoted to calibration of navigation equipment, preparation of sample containers, and general readiness. The weather is fair, the seas are calm, and the fishing is good.

Xiaoxu Sun, Boryoung Shin

Nikki Morgan, Curtis Okolovich, Ben LaBelle, Arvind Shantharam
 
Mauricio Silva

Posted by:
Ian MacDonald
Florida State University

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