Preparations for Antarctica – Field Team 2016

Today was our first full day in Christchurch, New Zealand and most of it was spent preparing for our field work in Antarctica.  We arrived at the United States Antarctic Research Program station to learn the details of our upcoming trip and get outfitted for the coldest place on earth!

Clothing options at the Clothing Distribution Center
Clothing options at the Clothing Distribution Center
Fully outfitted in polar field gear, Mel Carter is ready to go!
Fully outfitted in polar field gear, Mel Carter is ready to go!
Ready to get there, Laura Stevens is looking for alternate transportation methods.
Ready to get there, Laura Stevens is looking for alternate transportation methods.

If all goes well, we will depart tomorrow morning for Antarctica. Keep posted!