It's Day 2 of mobilization and the Amundsen is a flurry of activity! Collectively, we've unpacked almost all our equipment and have even started to turn some of it on. Fortunately everything has seemed to survive the transit to Québec City and will fit in the space we've been allocated. Altogether NETCARE operations occupy about 5 labs throughout the ship. I'm getting accustomed to the ship's layout but still end up getting turned around half the time.
The instrument I'm responsible for is housed below deck in an air-conditioned lab, which is definitely a perk given it was nearly 30 degrees today. After spending the better part of the day inside it was nice go up to the top deck to enjoy the fresh air and take in the sights of the docks in Québec!
-Greg Wentworth, NETCARE Graduate Student