Le mât météo ne répond plus

Urgent message from Paris, LOCEAN (Oceanography and Climate Laboratory: Experimental and Digital Approach) is not receiving any data from the weather mast since 14/4. Only 500m to go for us, from Vagabond, but in these conditions, the trip is keeping us busy for half a day. Too much snow and lack of fuel, dogs and pulka are replacing (pleasantly) the snowmobile to go to the mast location. The weight of snow is so that the pack ice is 29cm under the sea level, the battery at the bottom of the mast was submerged. Now out of the water, everything is working again since last night. The team we expected yesterday had to postpone their trip today because of bad weather.