This entry is part 8 of 47 in the series British Antarctic Survey

Before the British Antarctic Survey allow me to go to South Georgia; I have an intensive schedule of courses in just about every corner of the country to attend.

First up was conference, in Cambridge, which involved a series of lectures and workshops ran by British Antarctic Survey personnel. This aimed to give us a better idea of what to expect when we get down south and also allow us to better understand the breadth of work carried out by the British Antarctic Survey. It was great to meet the 8 people that are going to be stuck with me in South Georgia and also talk to people that have been their previously and hear about how incredible it is.

British Antarctic Survey Winterers Conference team

British Antarctic Survey Winterers Conference team

 

Since there is such a small group of us going and we will be working in very isolated conditions, as well as our designated job roles we have a number of other responsibilities whilst we are south which we need to be trained for. As a result conference also involved Oil Spill Response Training, First Aid Training and Fire Training.

Deployment of booms during oil spill response training

Deployment of booms during oil spill response training

 

 

 

Our Station Commander extinguishing a fire during training

Our Station Commander extinguishing a fire during training

 

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