All aboard!

Today was yet another day of unpacking and organising - mobilising the ship takes a lot of hands on deck. The ROV (remotely operated vehicle) team have been busy checking and double checking everything - everything needs to be perfect before the robot can descend to 1000 m!

In the hanger, scientists have become plumbers, connecting tanks and chillers to large aquarium tanks, ready for the corals we hope to collect at the reefs. All the  scientists have arrived, and are excited for their impending adventure.

Everything was pretty exhausted by the end of the day, and still yet to unpack our personal stuff for our first night on the ship. Tomorrow is the big day, fingers crossed for sunshine!