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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. The cores and pressure vessels are very heavy to move around, so they are using an overhead hoist system with chains to move the devices. Left to right: Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech), Kiyofumi Suzuki (JOGMEC), Efthymios Papadopoulos (Georgia Tech), and Jun Yoneda (AIST).