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STEM Education Blog: Nicole Trenholm- Field Scientist

We are only getting started!

There is more on my mind than just puppies and icebergs. Getting through Baffin Bay was a piece a cake except when I interpreted  the radar returns in heavy fog as scattered noise  and a wall of ice appeared  out of the mist. The marine debris trawl samples are always full of life but barren […]

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It sounds like thunder

Exploratory research is a labor of love. If you had a choice to further science by developing the methods for an emerging study that directly monitors the influence of climate change, would you? We make it happen, aside of our limited time and resources before our big sea floor mapping project way up North we […]

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Expedition Blog: Matt Rutherford- Expedition Leader

NASA survey (part 1)

Well, that was interesting. Anytime it blows 50kts when it’s forecasted to blow 25kts is always going to be that way. Our survey for NASA’s OMG (Ocean Melting Greenland) program is our primary scientific objective this year. NASA’s OMG program believes a warmer saltier water column; deep in the water (some 200-300 meters deep) is […]

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Baffin Bay

We were only planning on being in Upernavik for 24 hours but things don’t always go as planned.  During an expedition of this nature problems are going to occur.  It could be anything from something on the boat breaking unexpectedly, scientific equipment malfunctioning, sickness or injury, etc.  You prepare for an expedition the best you […]

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