01 June 2019 – SIO 176, Observational Physical Oceanography class, Spring 2019, class cruise! Giddings was invited to join Fiamma Straneo’s SIO 176 cruise aboard the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. The cruise was intended to give the students a taste for field work and to test out the CTDs that they designed and built during the class! It was a beautiful, calm day out on the water and the students really enjoyed experiencing fieldwork first hand. Two of the student-built CTDs collected data and two remained water tight to depths of 50m!