Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan
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. Left to right: Emile Bergeron (USGS) and Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech) watch the movement of a sediment pressure core on a video screen. An original long-term core storage chamber (foreground, left) is connected to a short-term storage chamber using two ball valves. The AIST IPTC (foreground) and US IPTC (background) are positioned on the right side of the refrigerated van.