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Sea Trials Transit

Daily Science Report for 8 February 2009


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.

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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 for more details on the ship's new laboratories.

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Modified on Friday, 13-Feb-2009 09:55:45 CST.