Laser counting in bouncy seas

Latitutde: 60°18′ N
Longitude: 001°00′ E
Water temperature: 7.6
Sea state: waveheight 1.5 meters
by Sunnje Basedow, aboard FS Meteor

Over the last 48 hours we have crossed the Faroe-Shetland Channel, and are relatively sheltered by the Shetland Islands to the west of us.

Waves crashing over the side is a regular event while sampling the North Atlantic.

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All hands on deck

Latitude: 42°11` N
Longitude: 011°44` W
Time: 15:00 GMT
by Chris Lindemann

Linda Holste from University of Hamburg engrossed by the multiple closing zooplankton nets.
© Chris Lindemann (DTU-Aqua)

2ndday on the Atlantic: Today the sun greets us on another day of preparations. With little wind and hardly any waves, it almost feels like a summer cruise, although we are heading north towards a chosen location to test the gear.

Before the final preparations of all the equipment, we meet in small teams to determine everyone`s needs for samples and laboratory space. Making sure everyone gets the samples volumes they need, with the right equipment and at the time of day, or night, is like fitting together a complex jigsaw.
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