Yesterday we had all hands on deck organizing the gear into various rooms based on the procedure they're involved in. Below is a walk through of the spaces we'll be occupying aboard the Tully.
Aft (back) Deck
The gear was craned onto the aft deck and we had to carry it from there. In addition to the ROPOS ROV, the aft deck houses two shipping containers full of ROPOS gear, a winch, and a crane. The deck is off limits to us while the crane is in use, but if we’re explicitly asked to help we must wear a hardhat.
Walking from the aft deck towards the bow (front) is the main lab. It’s the largest room and takes up the entire width of the indoor aft. Lab benches line the perimeter of the room, and there are two table islands in the center. Our laptops, printer and office supplies are primarily stored on the port (left) bench, our tools and some instruments on the starboard (right) bench, and ROPOS computers and screens are set up in the center. During dives, all our time is spent here furiously logging our dive, but because we deal with so much water sampling during the rest of our procedures we use labs a little further from expensive electronics.