Thin Ice

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

Craig designs, builds, deploys, and retrieves deep-sea moorings, and services the instruments that they carry. He has an M.Sc, from Auckland University and is working for this cruise as a marine technician measuring ocean currents, temperature, and salinity. Since late 2011 Craig has been working on a PhD project gathering data from equipment moored under the sea and shelf ice in Antarctica at Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. The instruments provide various types of data on the interface between floating ice and sea water beneath to analyse the rate of basal melting of ice shelves, and its impact on ocean circulation.