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.