Halley VI, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica 75°36'36"S 26°16'14"W
Wind Speed: 6 kts SW
Firstly, apologies to anyone waiting to read this on a Wednesday, but unfortunately I was unable to update it, so this is coming to you on a Friday instead.
This week will be a short introduction to the various people in the skeleton winter crew who are responsible for ensuring the continuous running of the building, communication and science infrastructure over the long, cold and dark winter months. During a normal year, there are usually around 13 winter staff.
Throughout the year I will talk more about the work each person does in a more detailed post but below is a brief summary of each.
The station can be split up into various teams, grouping individuals sharing common theme, but in reality, we all work together.
We have the science team, the technical services team and the life services team. In some years, there is a slight overlap.