On September 6th, the R/V Atlantis left port in Nuuk, Greenland for the Davis Strait. Dr. Lisa Robbins and the rest of the scientific team spent the morning going through the on board safety procedures as well as the proper use of life vests and survival suits. The water in the Davis Strait is very cold making survival suits essential while working on deck.
Some of the scientists continued to set-up and calibrate equipment in the lab just before leaving port.
The ship departed Nuuk just after 9:00 AM to stunning views of Greenland including the famous Sermitsiag or saddle mountain as well as icebergs floating by from not-so-distant glaciers. All that remained was to take some time to settle into cabins and get ready for the important research in the days ahead.