All clear to set sail in 3 hours

Everything is on deck, strapped and ready to go! All in all, there are 42 ocean-bottom electromagnetic (OBEM) receivers, one towed receiver, 170 anchors, two winches, two transmitter systems, and a long-baseline navigation system. Future posts will describe theses systems in more detail.

Our science schedule will get hectic fairly quickly! ETA to first site is just six hours after leaving port. Then we get right to work deploying all 42 OBEM receivers over the the next 1.5 days!