16 March 2004

Tuesday, 16 March 2004

SOLAS/SAGE voyage mobilisation is underway as a warehouse full of science equipment that has been coming in from all corners of the globe is moved aboard Tangaroa for departure later this week. Some of the larger items include 8 tonnes of iron sulfate fertiliser, two 9000 L tanks for mixing the fertiliser.

Most collaborators are here, some even escaping from the Hamilton fog. Today the science team met face to face for the first time to review the voyage plan and look at current remote sensing data that is being used to guide the site selection process to what we hope will be the home of SAGE for 3 weeks.

Mike Harvey, NIWA

Research subject: Oceans