Each year 3 meteorological technicians are deployed to sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Not only do they collect extremely important meteorological data (from which, amongst other things, weather predictions are made), but they are integral members of each year’s overwintering team. If you’ve ever wondered exactly what they do, read more here as Sechaba Nyaku, James Burns and Zinhle Shongwe (M75, 2018-2019) describes their duties and experiences on Marion Island in detail…

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Meteorological Technicians aka Metkassies

(Photo Credit: James Burns)

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