Elise Droste

Elise Droste
University of East Anglia
Role / Position
PhD Student
My tasks on MOSAiC
I'll be collecting sea water and sea ice samples for the analysis of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity. These are activities organised by the Carbon Chemistry group, within the Ecosystem Team. We aim to sample at a regular interval throughout the year, and we might take additional samples per leg, depending on the project.
My biggest challenge
It would be unusual if there weren't any major challenges, especially for such an enormous project. There's so much that we want to do in those extreme conditions! I think that the switch-over between legs might be very interesting, especially around the winter months.
I am most excited about
I'm very excited to be out on the sea ice and working together with/learning from other scientists.