So Much Preparation
With only just over six weeks left before departing for Utqiaġvik, Alaska the to-do list is growing. As you know I am not only an assistant scientist with the IABP team, I am also the public relations officer for this IABP AK Spring 22 Deployment mission. So here are a few things I have been working on and still have to do.
Public Relations Officer Duties
Safety Training and Gear
This week we also had our risk assessment / planning call with the National Science Foundation (NSF) risk management team as our expedition is funded by NSF. After realizing a bit more about just how remote we will be when flying the local SAR (search and rescue) helicopter out on the drift ice, approximately 50 miles from land to deploy environmental sensor buoys, I have opted in for the additional training they offered. Specifically I need to learn more about the following:
I have also been considering all the items I will need to bring. Thank goodness there is a budget for extra luggage. Here are a few things I'm considering (along with many others not listed here) as I'm guessing you're curious:
Until next time, take good care, post a comment below (question, suggestion, etc.) .
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