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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 1992-93: VUWAE 37


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We are grateful to the following people and groups who have contributed to the development of the new coring equipment: VUW Mechanical Workshop (especially Alan Rennie and Mike Turner),Eric Broughton (VUW Geophysics Institute), VUW Works and Services Carpentry Workshop, Peter Dennet (Capital Hydraulics), Steve Mercer (MAF).

Garth Varcoe is fondly remembered for his confidence and support for the project, and during the abysmal testing conditions at Petone Wharf in early October 1992. Also Ron Rodgers (NZAP) and Ross Major (Works Consultancy) were responsible for design and refitting the NZAP Nodwell.

The Scott Base summer staff led by Dave Comber provided much appreciated support during the season and special thanks to Peter Grube (Bear) our field plant operator. Scott Base staff, Paul Chaplin, Dave Comber, Brian Green, Greg Harris, Mike Mahon, Dave Milne, stood watches on the ice-breaker cruise. Lastly we thank Captain Hagstrom and the crew of the USCGC Polar Star for their efforts to complete the 3.5 kHz survey programme.

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