Subantarctic Island Quarantine Guest Work Jul 05

Dr James Russell is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, jointly appointed in the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Statistics. He is blogging for National Geographic on an expedition to the subantractic islands, studying the impacts of shipwrecked mice and plans to eradicate them. Field Work is reposting some of [...]

New Auckland Museum Three Kings Islands Expedition Guest Work Apr 11

From Alison Ballance, blogger for the Three Kings Islands Marine Expedition. Many people know the Three Kings islands as the site of the Elingamite wreck, and for over a hundred years treasure hunters have flocked here in search of gold and silver. But for the scientists of the Three Kings Islands Marine Expedition these islands [...]

Antarctic voyage: Back in Wellington Guest Work Mar 14

Date: 13/3/2013 Location: 41.52247˚S, 174.772597˚E Weather: Sunny Sea state: Calm The day started early with a 6:30am breakfast, arriving in to Wellington Harbour at 8am – a beautiful day coming in to the harbour! RV Tangaroa looks very small compared to the large cruise ships (that’s Tangaroa on the left hand side, compared with the [...]

Antarctic voyage: Are we there yet? Guest Work Mar 13

Date: 12/03/2013 Location: 43.292704°S, 173.575944°E Weather: Sunny Sea state: Calm The last couple of days we have been making our way up the east coast of the South Island back to Wellington. While it hasn’t been blue skies and calm seas, we have had a good trip home, with no delays from wild weather. As [...]

Antarctic voyage: Student experience Guest Work Mar 12

Written by Antoine Martin (PhD student from LOCEAN) Date: 11/03/2013 Location: 46.21046°S, 170.330154°E Weather: Cloudy Sea State: Calm, 1 m swell I am a first year PhD student in the LOCEAN (French oceanographic laboratory). I have been part of the RV Tangaroa Mertz Polynya Voyage 2013 science team because my research topic is oceanic circulation [...]

Antarctic voyage: Q and A Guest Work Mar 11

Date: 10/03/2013 Location: 49.181135°S, 166.812487°E Weather: Rain and up to 40 knots Sea state: 3 to 4 m swell The last few days of the voyage, and some final questions answered! Firstly, from Greytown School years 4 and 5. What clothing and special gear do you need to wear when you are on deck on [...]

Antarctic voyage: Sections through the ocean Guest Work Mar 08

Written by NIWA oceanographer and voyage leader Dr Mike Williams. Date: 7/3/2013 Location: 58.600213°S, 158.239401°E Weather: Cloudy, rain, 20-30 knots wind Sea state: 2-3 m swell Both on our transit to Antarctica, and on our way home, we have repeated lines of CTD stations know as sections.  On our way south we occupied the southern [...]

Antarctic voyage: Photographic tips and advice Guest Work Mar 07

Written by Adrian Bass Date: 6/3/13 Location: 60.015577°S, 154.067054°E Weather: cloudy, 20 knot winds Sea state: 1-2 swell I am a scientist, so my main aim on this expedition was to collect some good data for my research. But a close second is the opportunity to photograph what is certainly one of the most breathtaking [...]

Antarctic Voyage: Ocean Acidification Guest Work Mar 06

Written by Elizabeth Shadwick (ACE CRC) Date:5/3/2013 Location: 62.803893°S, 147.03681°E Weather: Cloudy, 25-30 knots Sea state: 3-4 m swell The release of CO2 into the atmosphere by the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, gas, petrol) over the past several centuries has increased its atmospheric concentration from roughly 280 parts per million (ppm) to present day [...]

Antarctic Voyage: The CTD Guest Work Mar 05

Written by NIWA oceanographer and voyage leader Dr Mike Williams. Date: 4/03/2013 Location: 63.394131°S, 149.553421°E Weather: Cloudy, snow and rain, 25 knots of wind Sea state: 3-4 m swell With 10 days left of the voyage we are now heading north, starting to make our way back to Wellington. As with our trip south, we [...]

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