Inside a floating geophysics laboratory

Basically, this is where and how we spend our days here.

When out at sea for a long time such as the journey we are on, one has to prepare for all necessities related to the purpose of the mission. The research vessel Marcus G Langseth has a number of on board laboratories and computing facilities for us to use. Basically, this is where and how we spend our days here. The different groups prepare the instruments for their upcoming deployments. The instruments consist of various components such as sensors, data loggers and communication devices. After each component is configured and tested, it is then assembled together. This process can take a few hours of preparation. These labs are well equipped with hardware tools that might come in handy at times, as well as coffee machines to keep everyone sane.

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This is the dry lab, the most popular laboratory (probably because it is the closest to the galley). In the picture left to right: Jacob Perez, Daniel Bassett, Ernie Aaron and Sean McPeak.
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The wet lab. As the name implies expect to get yourself and your equipment wet here. This laboratory has direct access to the deck and thus the sea (background).
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The port lab: This lab is currently used to set up ocean bottom seismometers. In the picture left to right: John Clapp, Carlos Becerril and Ted Koczynski.
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The port lab: This lab is currently used to set up ocean bottom seismometers. In the picture left to right: Romuald Daniel and Simon Besancon.
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The main lab: The planning and coordination of the mission is led from here.
In the picture left to right: Robert Koprowski, Tina Thomas, Matthew Agius, Nicholas Harmon and Alan Thompson.
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