An Oceanographic Expedition to Antarctica. These images were taken during a research cruise to Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey from October to December 2006. The mission was to study the biodiversity in the Scotia Sea, as well as to open the Signy Island summer base.
BAS JCR 161
The JCR 161 Research Cruise undertaken by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) was aimed at the study of biodiversity in the Scotia Sea over a 3 year project. I was taken onboard as a physical oceanographer and technician, where I would be in charge of taking measurements such as temperature and salinity, operated the CTD and assist in other instrument related activities.
The expedition took off from the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and headed south across some of the roughest waters in the worlds oceans (parallel to the Drake Passage) towards the South Orkney Islands where we were meant to open a summer research base located in the island of Signy.