Derya on December 11th, 2010

Till will perhaps be the only one from our science cruise who will go down the JCR Book of Records. There is now a new verb in the JCR dictionary in his honor; “To do a full-Till”. Many can attempt to do a “Full-Till” but in my opinion only a few will ever succeed at […]

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Derya on December 10th, 2010

On December 2nd, as a part of the End-Of-Cruise dinner (which was scheduled assuming our cruise would be over on December 3rd, not the 11th!), we the previously announced “JR240 Beard Contest”. The male scientists on board had stopped shaving since November 7th, and us three females were appointed to judge the quality of the […]

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Derya on November 30th, 2010

Many of you who read my previous post probably wondered: “Who is Ted and why are all the prizes paid from his account?” Well, Ted is the Chief Scientist of the JR240 cruise, also known as the Principle Science Officer-PSO. This means that he has to be the most patient person onboard, dealing with weather, […]

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Derya on November 29th, 2010

Hanu challenged all the scientists to not shave during the entire length of the cruise when we left Stanley on November 7th. Consequently, 3 weeks into the trip, we have various shapes and lengths of beards. One day before we reach the Rothera Base, on December 2nd, there will be a scientists + crew “End […]

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Derya on November 29th, 2010

Susanne and I sat next to each other on the long flight from Brize Norton to Ascension Island and got a chance to learn about each other. Once the field work begun, she always lent me a hand setting up the massive laser scanner, and I helped her dig snow pits and drill through the […]

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Derya on November 22nd, 2010

From now on when we have transit time, I will try to tell you a little bit about a lot of the JCR scientists and crew. I thought it’d be appropriate to start with Eric not only because this is his first time on a ship but also he had seen open water only twice […]

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