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Sea Trials Transit

Daily Science Report for 28 January 2009

LOCATION: In transit to Guam.

SCIENCE UPDATE: Our primary activities continue as hardware and software configuration and reconfiguration. Preacceptance preparation and acceptance testing of systems, including supporting documentation, as well as our preparation for readiness assessment and getting the vessel and laboratories in order for international operations, keeps all hands occupied.

Currently transiting to the west of Big Bonanza Shoals off the northwest coast of Borneo. Our projected course will take us through the Balabac Strait (south of the Philippines and north of Sabah Malaysia) into the Sulu Sea. From there we proceed into the Bohol Sea located north of Mindanao in the Philippines, through the Surigao Strait and into the Pacific Ocean.

See detailed transit map

Ship highlight of the day: Conference Room


The Conference Room has sufficient space to accomodate the entire science party during expeditions. It is equipped with video conference equipment for ship-shore communications.

Conference 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 Thursday, 05-Feb-2009 10:41:47 CST.