Tomorrow the Atlantis will head to station 7, the last stop on our trip. I remain floored at the work that has been done. The interesting thing about science is that it can be cyclical or dynamic. The research on this ship may not reach our doorsteps, in a digestible format, for years to come. Or maybe, there has been a discovery so substantial that the world can’t help but take notice.
When you consider that the earth is seventy percent ocean, I’m not sure the when is as important as the why. How lucky we are to have people in this world bold enough to try and understand it.
I will continue to chronicle our journey over the next several days. We hope to pull into Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, as the sun rises, on December 1st.
This link gives you an idea of how high the waves were Wednesday:
I love surprises, they give us the opportunity to dive into the unknown with unquenchable curiosity. I have never been at sea, for more than a day, and I certainly have never seen a floating lab at work. The mission is the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES). This blog is not about the science as much as the people behind it. I will leave the science discoveries to the 32 bright minds onboard. So how does a floating lab work? Let's figure it out together.