Well tomorrow is the big day!
Students and scientists are packed and more importantly the vans are loaded. Destination is Cork Harbour for a 10am meet and greet followed by moving into the R.V. Celtic Explorer.
Once on board the research crew will go over final protocols, conduct safety tours, go through the emergency procedures, create a timetable for data collection and settle into our home away from homes. For now it is one more sleep in a stationary bed and praying for decent enough weather for the days to come.
~ Check back tomorrow for more updates and photos as we make our way out into the vast Atlantic Ocean :)