RRS James Cook set sail at around 1100 hours today from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton through the English Channel on its next scientific expedition in the North Sea. The weather looks fantastic (so far!), so a perfect beginning. This expedition is a part of the project STEMM-CCS with an aim to acquire high-quality seismic data over chimney structures in the North Sea, about 200 km east of Aberdeen.
Day 1 of the cruise started with an introduction talk from the Principle Scientist (PSO) Prof. Jon Bull, explaining briefly the aim and the plan of action to the super excited scientific crew on board.
The ship looks all ready for the scientific operations with every bit set and secured.
The crew is already in business – preparing for their roles in the coming days.
As part of safety on board, we had the safety drill at 1600 hours – Muster meeting and life boat drill. The safety officer briefed us on the procedure in the event of accident on ship.
At the end it was a pleasant day one with none of the crew falling seasick…See you tomorrow with more updates!