Thursday, December 15, 2011


We can summarise the activities that go on around the ship today in one single word: packing.

In fact, that is not as simple as it seems. You have to make sure that every sample is in the right box correctly labelled and addressed to the right location. You also have to estimate the total volume and weight for freight purposes, indicate the chemicals used for preservation etc. As another research cruise will start just after ours, every space of the ship must be cleared and clean.

We have to be careful while walking in the lab … as half-full boxes are appearing everywhere!