RRS James Cook sets sail for the North Sea

RRS James Cook set sail from Southampton on Thursday morning on its transit to the experiment site in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland. After a minor heatwave over the Easter break, the temperature was a little chillier as they waved goodbye to the National Oceanography Centre.

Scientists and engineers on board are now busy with final equipment preparations ready for arrival on site in a couple of days. All the news from onboard can be found at stemmccs.blog

Clockwise from left: RRS James Cook manoeuvring out of Empress Dock at Southampton (image courtesy Steve Parker), RRS James Cook sailing down a hazy Southampton Water (image courtesy John Walk), some of the STEMM-CCS team on deck passing the Isle of Wight.