Our stay in Santa Barbara has come to the end. Sigrid and Lorena are ready to go back to Tromsø, Norway, and continue with the work from there. We have done a lot of progress with regard to the upcoming fieldwork and analyzing the data gathered last summer. We are very happy to have met so many knowledgeable people in NCEAS, Santa Barbara, where they have hosted us for this month. We will soon present some people we met who are now collaborating with us.