We docked in the Volvo Ocean Race Village for a week. It was very exciting to be so close to all of the activities surrounding the race. Over the week Dr. Venter and Karolina and I were interviewed by many local and national TV, radio stations and newspapers. Here are some links to a few of the news stories: Story on Xconomy; Story on TV4play.se.
Dr. Venter was also part of a half-day symposium moderated by his good friend Dr. Norrby and attended by the King of Sweden. After the lectures were over the King of Sweden boarded Sorcerer II to tour the vessel and get an in-depth look at our sampling procedures and to better understand the science we do.
The week in Stockholm went by quickly as it was filled with lots of activities from the press interviews to tours for some of the Volvo sailing crews and some men from the Swedish Navy, to celebrating Midsummer with traditional Swedish food and fun. It was very exciting for all of us, and the positive public exposure the expedition received is great for the ongoing scientific research being performed on Sorcerer II.