07 Sep '12, 4pm

[Blog] We are underway: the #NASAspurs ocean salinity expedition is now at sea!

[Blog] We are underway: the #NASAspurs ocean salinity expedition is now at sea!

Loading a SPURS Mooring on the R/V Knorr. We had a whirlwind of preparations after the Labor Day Weekend. All the gear was loaded on the ship and lashed down. The scientific party (22 people) arrived and set up in various spaces around the ship. Bill Ingalls, a NASA Headquarters photographer, captured many great shots of the Knorr and the equipment. His photos are online at NASA Headquarter’s Flickr account . Bill Ingalls, NASA photographer. SPURS researchers held a press conference the day before departing. From left to right: Eric Lindstrom, Dave Fratantoni and Ray Schmitt, I also had the pleasure of meeting Naomi Harper, a teacher from Will Rodgers Middle School in Fair Oaks, CA. She was visiting Woods Hole and stopped by the ship. I am looking forward to interacting with her students via this blog during the voyage. We cast off and set sail at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, S...

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