Caroline arrived to support us 6 days ago, and after testing our small, pretty and chilly laboratory on board, she agreed with our decision to move it to town. The main reason is to be close to the -80°C freezer, to store part of the samples. Now, "Parents & Tots" building is welcoming all our water samples and ice cores treatment equipment. So we are sometimes working surrounded with very young kids! Working on some of the filtrations that we cannot find time to do all by ourselves, she has to sleep in the lab to do the work!
After three days of snow with a little blizzard, the terrain became soft. But our dogs still managed to pull most of the family on Saturday, Aurore in our sleigh, others on skis, France ahead making the track! Scientific dive for Eric yesterday, with various sampling (bivalves, sea urchins, algae, fishes...) and testing the slurp gun to sample algae that grow under the ice.
Today, ice corer training for Caroline, in addition to the usual full ice station, and evening with our Swiss friends in Qikiqtarjuaq.