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Posted by sogasex on February 25, 2008

By David Ho, LDEO

Another beautiful sunny day in Punta Arenas today, but showers are coming tomorrow.

Two groups from the west coast (one from NOAA/PMEL and one from Oregon State) are still waiting for their container vans to arrive from Valparaiso. It looks like they will show up on February 28, delaying our scheduled departure by a day.

The ship continues to take on fuel and food. I saw potatoes and lettuce. What more does one need?

The shore crane showed up, and we moved some things from the previous cruise off the ship, and a lot of things onto the ship. We also rearranged some vans around the ship. People are starting to setup their equipment in the various labs around the ship, and the ASIS buoy is being assembled onshore before being loaded onto the ship.

Given how many projects are going on SO GasEx, it was really quite an accomplishment to get everyone settled into a lab space that s/he is happy with. I think my job is done for the day.

Here are some pictures of today’s activities:


NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown


Container van being repositioned on the ship


The 4500 L tracer infusion tank being offloaded


ASIS being assembled on the dock


Setup in the Main Lab


Setup in the Hydro Lab


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