It’s Monday today and at the institute there are many researchers working. And for us, sea surface microlayer (SML) sampling again! The SML team consists of Luisa, Eleni, Ioanna, Chiara (myself) and Arturo and we are pretty good by now! Only 60 dips are enough to fill the bottle up to the correct volume! After the sampling we share the volume collected: Ioanna and Eleni need 100 ml for the
filtration of the metals, about 30 ml for the filtration of the CDOM by myself, 10 ml for the analysis by flow cytometry by Anastasia and Anastasia II (the same name, the same beginning of the surname… and the same passion!). The last milliliters are for Luisa who collects the filters painted by the stains in blue to check them at the microscope. For the bulk, today it’s up to Manolis and Anastasia and as soon as the water is collected, Santi takes about 2,5 liters for the filtration of the chlorophyll and particulate organic carbon. It’s very hot today, the rain has gone and also the summer is coming! But we start organizing and taking confidence with the roles in the experiment, so everything seems easier and the team gets on very well!