I’m going back to Antarctica. This time I’ll be on a boat, around the Peninsula, January and February 2009. We’ll be studying the ocean, the air, and the ice in the region. There will be robots that swim under the ice sheets, and sensors thrown overboard and collected to sample sea water, and meteorological stations deployed, and lots of other stuff that I’ll write about here as I learn more.
Right now I’m going through the physical qualification (PQ) testing again (a thorough health checkup). Last time, each checkbox, EKG, and needle was full of excitement. This time it is just a bunch of forms that need to be completed.