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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 2002-03: VUWAE 47

5. Acknowledgments

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5. Acknowledgments

We thank Antarctica New Zealand for its support before, during and after the field operation, and for the support during the field phase from the Scott Base staff under the leadership of Dene Robinson (Base Leader), Ma Peters (Base Manager) and Keith Springer (Operations Manager). Willing assistance was also given by Doug Bell, Steve Brown, Kim Dudek and Peter Wederall at various stages in the operation. We were also fortunate to have erstwhile Scott Base staffer "Johno" Leitch as a member of the K-042 team "Woody" Woodgate in Christchurch ensured that equipment arrived on schedule, as well as responding with his usual calmness and efficiency to unplanned and unexpected needs.

We are especially grateful to the Alfred Wegener Institute for the provision of the hot water drilling system, whose efficient operation was essential to the success of the program. We are also grateful to AWI for the gravity corer and winch, Stanford University for two of the Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers and NIWA for the CTD and ancillary oceanographic equipment.

We also acknowledge the support of a number of funding agencies, including the NZ Foundation for Research Science and Technology for its support for the VUW component of the project, as well as support from the home institutions of all participants.

The diagrams in this report were created largely by Gavin Dunbar for a poster for the joint AGUEAG-EGU meeting in Nice, France in April 2003. The poster can be downloaded from: ftp://ftp.geo.vuw.ac.nz/CAPE/outgoing/AGUNicePoster.pdf.