Pack it up and ship it out!

06 May 2014
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February was a busy month, not only with cruise ships visiting the base but also trying to squeeze in a few last seawater collections whilst at the same time packing all the samples and equipment into boxes. Not only the decreasing amount of people on base give tone to the end of the season but […]

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Peak season

02 May 2014
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Not yet fully recovered from Christmas we had to worry about the next big event which, for once, was not New Year but a far more exciting thing…. the arrival of the James Clark Ross. The JCR is a scientific ice breaker of BAS and was due to arrive on the 28th December. But day […]

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Orcas for Christmas

27 Jan 2014
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Sometimes it is hard to believe we are on the coldest and windiest continent on earth….It has been incredibly sunny these past days and the snow keeps on melting. The once so solid snow walls are completely slushy and the ski areas very icy. Part of the walk around the point (the rocky outcrop on […]

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Time flies!

10 Jan 2014
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The past couple of weeks we had lots of sun, little wind, no snow, and a pathway between the ice bergs to our sampling site. Perfect boating weather which resulted in going out on the water almost every day. Down here conditions can turn quickly. Rising winds, drifting ice sheets and snowstorms can put the […]

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From Texel to Rothera

31 Dec 2013
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(december 2013) We are guests on a British Antarctic Survey (BAS) base called Rothera, situated on the Western Antarctic Peninsula, and we are here as part of a larger programme funded by NWO. This programme has involved bringing 4 laboratory containers to Rothera, each with different specifics, to allow Dutch scientists to perform marine research […]

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