We have finally deployed the PIES today.
Mission accomplie !
Although it was not accomplished perfectly, since we did not deploy it where we had intended to, this is often what happens in field work... And we may even find amazing results where we deployed it, who knows ?
Below, John is rigging the PIES once again :
Then I programmed it to set up the sampling scheme and other parameters, while the others were installing the last mooring of the cruise. Finally, it was ready to go :
Tonight we do the last CTD section, for which I am fortunately not on watch, and tomorrow we start packing everything back into the containers, while the ship is heading to Signy Island. Then, we will have some free time to enjoy until the end of the cruise, hopefully...