Our time on Jubany Station is almost over now - on Friday morning the leader of the base told us that we have to be ready for departure next Tuesday.
Saturday turned out to be the perfect day to eventually run the "SES-light" (the parametric echosounder) for the first time.
After a storm that brought us loads of snow, we took advantage of a short time slot to pass the 100-stations mark.
Today we tested the new winch, constructed by our colleagues from the workshop of NIOZ (Netherlands Institute of Marine Science) on the island of Texel, and it worked perfectly!
The automatic weather stations needed some more work like removing bugs from programming of data loggers and smaller changes in installations.
As soon as the weather allows us to work, we will install our equipment for hydroacoustic measurements on the zodiac.
Week Three...We are still in Marambio waiting for the Twin to take us to Jubany. It is still not repaired, so we have to be patient.
Here's a nice view of a relaxing seal from Barton Glacier on the other side of Potter Cove.
On Friday, 12 November 2010, we started the meteorological measurements on Potter Glacier.
The first two days here were exceptionally good weather as it turns out. We found a nice place for the set-up of our station, did the transport of all equipment and started with the installation of masts.