Last updated: Monday, 03. July 2017 16:34 UTC   Local time GMT +2

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The RRS James Clark Ross is on science cruise JR16006 to the Arctic and during this work period will be spending some time outside of the communications satellite that I use to update this web page.  More information on this can be found HERE

The James Clark Ross continues the steady progress to the north and has just entered grid JP and is now some 400 miles or so from crossing the Arctic Circle,  which will be later in the week.  Friday will see us off of Tromso to collect the last of the personnel needed for this science cruise.

The weather has not been too bad today but we have experienced a few showers,  this being one approaching us this afternoon.  As I write the update the sun is out once again and the sea is looking nice and calm.  Richard is in the hold with those who wish to enjoy his circuit training experience.

There has not been a great deal of wildlife to report on today,  just a few seagulls.  The ship is not too far off of the Norwegian coast so it is not a surprise to see these birds joining us from time to time.  There have been a few whale sightings as well over the past two days.

Another view looking forwards as the rain approaches.

The science team are getting ready to start their work and have been holding meetings to discuss the plan once we get to the locations that they wish to sample. 

Previous updates from this trip

Noon Position Report Monday, 03 July 2017 

Latitude: 59 31 N
Longitude: 004 10 E
Bearing: 306 T, 59 Nm from Stavanger
Course Made Good 000 T
Destination: Tromso
ETA at 10 knots is 22:55 on 06 July 2017
Distance Travelled: 236
Total Distance Travelled: 434
Steam Time: 24
Total Steam Time: 66
Average Speed: 9.8
Total Average Speed: 10.1
Wind: Direction W, Force 3
Sea State: Slight
Air Temp: 10.8 C Sea Temp: 13.9 C
Pressure: 1006.6 Tendency (3 hrs): Falling

 

Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com