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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.