30th September 2013
This week, a good chunk of the research scientists going on the TROPICS cruise will be heading somewhere a little less tropical to start loading the ship: Southampton. We’ll have to make sure everything is on board that we need, from science kit (bottles, equipment, chemicals…), to personal items (books, shower gel, coffee…). It’s a long cruise, and we won’t be able to stock up on anything that gets accidentally left behind! 130 boxes are on there way, so lets hope it is everything! We’ll also clean and organise the labs, so they’re all set up and ready for action when we see the ship again in warmer climes. The research vessel, the RRS James Cook, will sail from Southampton to Tenerife, where we will meet it again on October 11th.