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Overview

BRIDGE DECK
Science office
Technical support office
Operations office
Nitrogen generator

CORE DECK
Core receiving
Core splitting/sampling
Core description
Microscopy
Paleomagnetism
Paleontology prep
Petrophysics
Stratigraphic correlation
Downhole measurements
Electronics shop
Science container
Lab chemicals

FO'C'S'LE DECK
Chemistry
Microbiology
Thin section
X-ray
Sample preparation
Conference room
Imaging office
Publications office
Staff office
Hospital
Lab chemicals

MAIN DECK
Mess hall, galley, laundry


'TWEEN DECK (forward)
Recreation


'TWEEN DECK (lower)
Computer & data services


HOLD DECK
Core storage


FANTAIL
Underway geophysics


Accommodations

Ship's systems


Fo'c's'le Deck: Staff Office

See the Fo'c's'le Deck panoramic virtual tour.

Function

This office is available for various uses. During port calls, it can be used by the Computer Specialists and Public Relations staff to facilitate the arrival of scientists and journalists. During expeditions, it can be used by the Curator, Computer Specialists, and an educator if one sails.

Curation

The Curator is responsible for curating the core, for implementing the science party's sampling plan, and for ensuring that personal samples are collected and shipped per the scientists' instructions.

Public Relations

Public relations events are often organized during port calls. Such events usually include ship tours and press conferences.

Education

Teachers participate on IODP-USIO expeditions under the Teacher at Sea and School of Rock programs.



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