En avant la science

  • Installation radiometres

Spring is here, already! There is more activity around Vagabond now, it seems polar night was a long time ago... Friends came, a polar bear passed, sun is almost high at noon, and a lot of snow fell. Radiometers are now on their mast, recording light intensity reflected by sea ice, compare to the light received. First ice cores have been be sampled, we are watching for seaweed bloom. The electromagnetic icemeter, during its regular trips, is still looking at pack ice health. While the weather station is telling us everything, even when it is not good to put a dog out! And as for the last five years, the CTD is analysing again the fjord waters, and the incredible quantity of salt rejected by the rapidly growing pack ice.


Friday 6th of March 2009, at 8:30 pm on France 3 (French TV): "Les vagabonds des glaces", 30 minutes documentary by Hugues de Rosière for Thalassa.

Saturday 7th of March 2009, at 8:30 pm on France 2 (French TV): "Les héros de la biodiversité", short program presented by Allain Bougrain Dubourg, Suez Environnement and Océanopolis Brest.

Wednesday 11th March 2009, at 10 pm at Grand Action in Paris: "Sous les étoiles du pôle", 52 minutes documentary by Hugues de Rosière, shown during the polar film festival.


  • Leonie 2 ans

For her second birthday, yesterday night, Léonie has got a swing! She first had a look to the big chocolate cake. Then, opening the present, she said smiling: "rope"! She smiled even more when discovering the animals drawn on the board, and the stories invented by France. She really laughed when she understood it was a swing, which we quickly hung up, happy to make her so joyful with the means at our disposal. In the end, Léonie blew her two candles, which were still lighting our nice little party.