August 17, 2015
Expedition participants test research equipment
The LMSU Marine Research Center specialists tested all the machinery, equipment and tools required for the research operations during the passage from Naryan-Mar to the Gulf of Ob. A coring winch, a hydraulic frame, underwater navigation and precise positioning systems, Russian-made remotely operated underwater vehicles and sampling tools have been calibrated. A hydrologic and a chemical laboratories have been deployed on board the R/V Kartesh. According to the expedition participants, all the machinery and systems operate perfectly, and they highly rate the vessel performance, claiming that she is fully prepared for extensive research work in the Gulf of Ob.