I was hired in my post-postdoc position because UAF just got a brand new oceanographic instrument, the Acrobat Towed CTD. I’ll go into exactly what it does and why we bought it in a later post. But, my job is to put it together, install the science payload, test it, figure out how to communicate with it and program data collection/display for it.
Building an instrument is a really cool process that everyone should be able to see. So I’ll be documenting this all on twitter. I’ll be posting under @SeaGrebe . Follow along from when we received our new instrument at the lab to when it is deployed in the Chukchi Sea this August.