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The perfect new winch

Posted by Nina Wittenberg & Anne-Cathrin Wölfl (AWI), Germany on 28 November 2010

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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!

We decided to start work in the innermost part of Potter Cove, which turned out to be a good idea because the wind speed was quite high today, and so we could work on the lee side of the glacier. We took grab samples on a 200 m grid at water depths between 2 and 40 meters. Almost all sediment samples were sucessfully taken at the first attempt. Our boat driver Gaston did a very good job, keeping the drifting zodiac on target at all times.
This day was very promising, 5 hours of sampling! We are looking forward to tomorrow...


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  • great to know since I will need the winch and the Van Veen for some sampling too! it seems to be fun as always eh???? and as always a good training for my arms, I am gonna boxe even better afterwards!!! well done guys, and all the luck and good fortune for your campaign!! ciao from Belgium (I am trying to send frozen microalgae via Buenos Aires to Jubany and it seems to be in asterix and obelix, burocracy and terroristic paranoia block the way..., let's hope it will be fine)

    thanks for the blog

    Posted by Pasotti Francesca, 29/11/2010 3:45pm (11 years ago)

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