PackRafts on the Limmat

No field work in Alaska for SGT this year, but that means that our research team has extra time to practice their water-based field techniques. This past week, the Alaska team – along with a couple of other intrepid SGT explorers – tested out their Alpacka pack rafts on the Limmat here in Zürich. Their serene two hour float in significantly warmer water than those they will have to face on the Kenai Peninsula took them from Wipkingen to Dietikon. Along the way, they practiced ‘float-by’ sampling, as well as how to get back into your pack raft after you’ve flipped. All in all, a successful test. Alaska 2021, here we come!

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