Preparing for the next mission

June 19, 2013

Today is our last work day of this expedition, and we’re trying to get instruments back in the water before the weather turns again. The engineers will have had less than two days to perform maintenance on the Rover and one day to perform maintenance on the sediment event sensor (SES) before sending them back down for another mission of autonomous work in the abyss. Tonight we pack and hope for calm seas on our steam back toward Moss Landing, glad to have had a safe and productive Pulse 62, and looking forward to Pulse 63.

Software Engineer Rich Henthorn configures the SES for a new mission.

Software Engineer Rich Henthorn configures the SES for a new mission.


Discussing the final equipment check and deployment plan before putting the Rover back in the sea.

Discussing the final equipment check and deployment plan before putting the Rover back in the sea.


Even though the weather is building, the R/V Western Flyer crew is highly skilled in deploying precision monitoring instruments, and everything runs smoothly.

Even though the weather is building, the R/V Western Flyer crew is highly skilled in deploying precision monitoring instruments, and everything runs smoothly.

—Crissy Huffard