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Hovan Participates in Integrated Ocean Drilling Program “Sampling Party”

Steve Hovan, Department of Geosciences, participated in an international meeting at the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) headquarters in College Station, Texas. This “sampling party” was a chance for the scientists involved in a recent research expedition to the Equatorial Pacific Ocean to sample the sediment cores collected while at sea.

Steve joined thirty-five other international scientists in College Station for the week of October 12, 2009, to sample cores, edit the official science report from their expedition (IODP #320 and #321), and talk about their upcoming research plans. These sampling parties are much less of a party and much more of an intense week-long work session.

Steve also had the opportunity to meet with recent department graduate Ashley Hague (’09), a graduate student in the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M.

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