Congratulations go out to SUESI 1, and her doppelgänger SUESI 2, currently enjoying some well earned R&R aboard RV Sikuliaq. The instrument(s) followed up their own tow depth record of 5100m w/a new record of 5200m, collected data successfully, and have since been setting off a rather large number of alerts that indicate the instruments are bit battle worn.
Registration is now open for the Applications of Mechanics to Geophysics symposium to be co-chaired by Yuri Fialko and Xanthippi Markenscoff. The two day event includes a international list of speakers and is open to the public. For more information, please click here. A poster session will occur on the second day. Registration is available here, those interested in presenting a poster should include their poster in the respective box.
Congratulations to SUESI! She has beaten her *own* tow depth record by 100m. The EM lab's Scripps Undersea EM Source Instrument or SUESI recently recached a depth of 5100m while collecting data for the Alaskan Megathrust project. Read more about the data (and occasional coral) SUESI and her fellow instruments are collecting on Steve Constable's cruise blog here: https://marineemlab.ucsd.edu/Projects/Megathrust/
A bit of high seas drama over the weekend aboard R/V Sikuliaq. Two of the first six ocean-bottom (OBEM) instruments were run over the ship's thrusters during their recovery. While the instruments can't be put to use again this cruise, at least their data loggers were recovered. Not a complete tragedy in the Shakespearian sense, but a rough day nonetheless.