Home again, with instruments recovered, moorings re-deployed, and data safe and sound

by Penny Holliday

 We’re steaming through Southampton Water on a hot, sunny day, and as we near the dockside at NOC we’re reflecting on a successful and enjoyable cruise.  We were very lucky with the weather, and that, combined with the work by our highly skilled team of people on board, meant that we have achieved all our scientific objectives.  I’m very pleased with the excellent quality of the data that we have collected, and with the new friendships we’ve made.

 The OSNAP moorings are now starting a 2-year long period in the deep ocean collecting lots of precious data for us – and some of us will be back to retrieve them in 2018.  Meanwhile, we’ll be busy analysing the data we’ve collected on this trip, and looking forward to going to sea again.

 DY054 Team Photo

Photo by Penny Holliday

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