Big kudos to University of Otago PhD student, Arnaud Valcarcel on submitting his thesis today! Arnaud has had quite the journey during his PhD. From ship delays to COVID cruise delays, he persisted and has now seen the work through. In a short amount of time, he has applied many newly developed ocean research skills from instrumentation and days at sea to complex data analysis and numerical modeling. From a cosmologist to now an oceanographer, I am excited to see what you will do next!