It happened to be the hottest day of the year and warmest night since weather recordings just when our plants were loaded onto trucks and transported from NIOZ in Yerseke all the way to Hannover. NIOZ is the place where the plants had been placed onto the pallets in spring and where they have been nurtured over the last few months. But now it was time to say goodbye and bring them to Hannover in preparation of the experiments which are due to start next week. The Yerseke team watered them well prior to loading and the truck divers were so kind to open the truck doors during their night break. So we were confident that the plants would survive the trip. Yet, the relief was massive when all plants arrived in good shape.
While unloading the trucks, they were sorted into the respective batches ready to be transported into the flume. There is only one thing left to do now, and that is automating the watering system.