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Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Standing, left to right: Jun Yoneda (AIST), Masato Kida (AIST), Marco Terzariol (Georgia Tech), Sheng Dai (Georgia Tech), Efthymios Papadopoulos (Georgia Tech), Junbong Jang (Georgia Tech), David Mason (USGS), and William Winters (USGS). Kneeling on the right, front to back: William Waite (USGS) and Emile Bergeron (USGS).