Follow Polar Explorers to the Antarctic

SCINI does a test dive at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI).  (photo courtesy of the SCINI project)

SCINI does a test dive at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI), shining a light from the camera dome on the left. (photo courtesy of the SCINI project)

MLML benthic ecology researchers are off to Antarctica again this fall for another field season with their robot SCINI, which serves as a scientist’s eyes in dark, freezing waters under the Antarctic ice (click here to get the skinny on this slender robot).   Despite their distant location, this will be far from a remote operation – the team will be logged in and connected to the “outside world” (that means you!) through a number of different channels.

You can follow their “Daily Slog” blog updates at the SCINI project website. MLML researcher Stacy Kim will also be a scientific correspondent for the Exploratorium Ice Stories project starting next week.    A PolarTREC teacher will also be blogging her experiences for the K-12 crowd.  You  can  send the team questions or sign up to participate in webinars through PolarTREC.  Get ready for an icy adventure from the comfort of your own home!

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