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Jim Wyatt from the National Oceanography Centre is working with the water sampling probe design team

meet the engineering team - Jim Wyatt

My involvement in this project

I am part of a team of design engineers and machinists involved in design and detailing elements of the Sampler Probe. I have been involved with design of the water sampler units, the pressure case designs that will hold all the electronic control systems as well as the over construction and assembly of the Probe.

What does being in this project mean to you personally?

A challenge. From the outset the need for cleanliness has made material selection for components which normally we would take for granted in other projects has been a difficult task on Ellsworth. Add to this the probe needs to work at extreme pressure in a cold environment and have a high degree of design reliability has made this one of the most challenging projects I have worked on to date.

Have you been to Antarctica before?

No

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