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Sea Trials Transit
Daily Science Report for 8 February 2009
LOCATION: In Guam
SCIENCE UPDATE: Introductory presentations for the Readiness Assessment
Committee continued through out the day. Presentations include
introductions to the vessel capabilities, wireline logging capabilities,
operations plan and communications. Pre-acceptance and acceptance
testing activities continued with more instrumentation and software
applications becoming available for testing.
See detailed transit map
Ship highlight of the day: Core Splitting & Sampling
The core is split into archive and working halves using a newly designed splitter. The doors can be closed to isolate the room and reduce noise in adjacent labs. The core splitting area was enlarged by 77%.
Splitting Room panorama (Quicktime VR). Click and drag to pan around. Use the Shift and Control keys to zoom in and out.
See iodp.tamu.edu/labs/ship.html for more details on the ship's new laboratories.
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Modified on Friday, 13-Feb-2009 09:55:45 CST.