Spanning time zones for a joint UK-US Bai-call

This week the U.S.-based Baikal Dimensions team sat down for a Skype with a U.K.-based Baikal team to update each other on our respective projects, and look for areas where we can help each other and collaborate. Our first joint Bai-call! Many but not all of us met in-person last year at what we all thought might be Lake Baikal’s first tweet-up (or at least the first one at Bolshie Koty?)!

In 2013, UK-based team of Baikal researchers met our team at ISU's Bolshie Koty research station. Not quite what our Skype call this week looked like, but this is how we might imagine it! Photo: Kara Woo, 2013.

In 2013, a UK-based team of Baikal researchers met our team at ISU’s Bolshie Koty research station. Not quite what our Skype call this week looked like, but this is how we might imagine it! Photo: Kara Woo, 2013.

The U.S.-based team recently had a chance to coalesce a lot of our work at the in-person All Hands Meeting on the Dimensions project, so we turned on a firehose of information about our work from genomics to time series statistics, and then braced ourselves as they reciprocated – it was 90 minutes jam-packed with information, a great science exchange! As we all anticipated, it elicited a number of topics on which we will stay in touch – from nutrient-temperature-plankton relationships, to DOC-microbial dynamics, to the biogeochemistry of seal teeth!

Shoreline of Lake Baikal near Bolshie Koty. This blog post is about a Skype call - I can't bring myself to post a picture of people on a Skype call, so let's look at the lake instead! Photo: Stephanie Hampton, 2013.

Shoreline of Lake Baikal near Bolshie Koty. This blog post is about a Skype call – I can’t bring myself to post a picture of people on a Skype call, so let’s look at the lake instead! Photo: Stephanie Hampton, 2013.

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