The RRS James Cook arrived in Southampton yesterday! Our engineers, technicians and logistics team have been busy all day today loading equipment on board. The large pieces came first (the ROV, AUV, specific winches and launching gantries, for example), for which some pretty big cranes were needed! In the coming days there is more equipment to come, together with supplies for the ship, to make sure we have everything on board for a successful 5-week expedition. From tomorrow onwards the science team will start setting up the equipment in the labs. The expedition now suddenly is becoming very real!