Project Manager Michael King Returns from Antarctic Research Expedition

Posted 28 January 2015

Osiris Projects Project Manager Michael King has returned from a month-long research expedition to the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey. 

Aboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the research included CTD and tide gauge measurements, acquisition of multibeam bathymetry and ADCP data, as well as water sampling to perform highly accurate salinity measurements to inform an ongoing NERC programme looking at global climate change.

The 99m vessel is capable of supporting a range of activities including environmental sampling studies, benefitting from a range of sampling equipment, modern underway instrumentation and an extremely low noise signature.

Operating predominantly in polar regions, she is the sister ship of the RRS Ernest Shackleton, which Osiris Projects chartered in 2014 and plan to utilise again in 2015 for a large geotechnical campaign in European waters.