Instruments Mobilization & Setup – Day 1

Today we mobilized and set up the CSEM and multi-beam systems onboard the Huki Pono survey boat. We tested the two CSEM transmitters (Main unit: 150 Amp output current; Spare unit: 50 Amp output current) with a dummy-load, and they both operate as expected. The multi-beam head was adjusted to the ideal depth of transmission and tested successfully. After all, we had a pretty good first day, as team members worked together to prepare the boat for the survey. Thank guys for all of your hard work!

Dallas is preparing and marking the Porpoise’s GPS units.
Eric performs a test to the CSEM transmitter B150.
Jake prepares the Zephyr GPS station for time sync and the setup of the electromagnetic and navigation data loggers.

Tomorrow we have another mobilization day and instrument testing before the survey starts on Friday, September 7th.


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