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!