March 11, 2021
5 days until departure
As the R/V Thomas G Thompson nears the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution dock, University of Washington float engineer Greg Brusseau has flown out to do a final test and check of all twelve GO-BGC floats prior to having them loaded onboard the research vessel.
Due to COVID-19 protocols Greg cannot interact with any WHOI staff, so the floats have been stored in a separate building and he is checking them out using a laptop setup in his rental van.
Read more about cruise preparations and self-isolation amid COVID-19 protocols on the US GO-SHIP blog!