View of Sermitsiag or saddle mountain in the Nuup Kangerla fjord northeast of Nuuk, Greenland.

Leaving Port in Nuuk for the Davis Strait

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.

Lisa Robbins waves as she boards the R/V Atlantis in Nuuk.
Lisa Robbins waves goodbye to Nuuk as she boards the R/V Atlantis.
Crew members and scientists wear life vests during an early morning safety drill before departing Nuuk.
Crew members and scientists wear life vests during an early morning safety drill before departing Nuuk.
Tina, one of the Shipboard Scientific Support Group (SSSG), shows how to put on a survival suit.
Tina, one of the members of the Shipboard Scientific Support Group (SSSG), shows how to put on a survival suit.
Diego, our First Mate, explains the importance of the suit to survival in the cold Arctic water.
Diego, our First Mate, explains the importance of the suit to survival in the cold Arctic water.

Some of the scientists continued to set-up and calibrate equipment in the lab just before leaving port.

Marc Ringuette used the morning to finish set-up in the laboratory.
Marc Ringuette used the morning to finish set-up in the laboratory.

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.

View from the R/V Atlantis leaving port in Nuuk, Greenland.
View from the R/V Atlantis leaving port in Nuuk, Greenland.
View of icebergs from the R/V Atlantis leaving port in Nuuk, Greenland.
View of icebergs from the R/V Atlantis leaving port in Nuuk, Greenland.
View of Sermitsiag or saddle mountain in the Nuup Kangerla fjord northeast of Nuuk, Greenland.
View of Sermitsiag or saddle mountain in the Nuup Kangerla fjord northeast of Nuuk, Greenland.

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