The Bering Sea in the Age of Computers
In two windowless rooms near the main lab in the back of the ship, four people labor night and day in front of computers. They aren’t out there on the deck in puffy red suits catching krill or moving big pieces of equipment around, but they’re a vital part of the science team. They’re the computer people, and they do a pretty wide range of work, from making sure e-mail gets delivered to organizing data and working with instruments that map the ocean floor whenever the ship is underway.
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