For the next three weeks I will be at sea to the North of New Zealand, far away from the aftermath and unfolding ramifications of the events in Christchurch.
I am on board the NIWA research vessel Tangaroa with a group of geologists and biologists, many of whom were involved with the recent discovery of the Pink Terraces under lake Rotomahana .
computer simulated flyby of New Zealand under the ocean .
Right now we are approaching Clark Volcano, the first of our objectives, the top of which is 850 metres below the surface. The various teams are sorting out the specialist tools for their particular research. I will be writing in more detail about how our explorations unfold over the next days.