Field sick

The morning of August 3rd 2015 had been exhausting. Three months of supplies - our shelters, our remaining food, our scientific gear, everything that we brought to feel at home - was to leave for good. And it wasn't clear demobilization would even happen. Small craft advisory the night before, but the winds were dying, … Continue reading Field sick

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A death half a world away

Since starting research as an undergrad, my seabird fieldwork has required me to disappear to some odd end of the world for a few months each year. My family and friends have always been supportive, though I was usually met with a slew of questions like you're going to go live on a ... volcano?, wait … Continue reading A death half a world away

*TRIGGER WARNING* How to ‘Take Care’

This week, an anonymous contributor shares their experience with a horribly all-too-common problem with remote field research: sexual harassment. And unfortunately, survivors of harassment and assalt can be victim-blamed and shamed for the behavior of another. The author of this submission further provides advice to 'take care' in the field: understanding the resources available to … Continue reading *TRIGGER WARNING* How to ‘Take Care’

Adventuring into Scientific Diving

This week, we're taking the plunge into the world of scientific diving! Elisabeth is an active scientific diver and is sharing some of her diving experiences along with some excellent tips for aspiring divers. By: Elisabeth A. Maxwell(@studentofwater) I’ve been diving for about seven years and have been fortunate to experience a range of diving … Continue reading Adventuring into Scientific Diving

*TRIGGER WARNING* Staying Safe

This week's post comes from an anonymous contributor. The experience she shares stems from life outside of fieldwork and contains possible triggers. We urge readers to proceed with caution as this experience deals with intimidation/stalking from an unknown man. By: Anonymous As an undergrad, I had the opportunity to participate in field reasearch internationally. My … Continue reading *TRIGGER WARNING* Staying Safe