The aft science staging area is located portside aft of the Main Science Lab. It has a 10-foot by 17 foot opening equipped with a roller curtain door on one side. It provides for the interior storage (all but small part of van end) an ISO 20-foot van. The area has an upper level grated platform that opens onto the 01 level. The deck is provided with deck socket tie down fittings. Access to Main Lab is via weather deck.
The science staging area, compartment number 1-123-1-Q, is a bay encompassing two deck levels, providing a clear vertical height of 23 feet and approximately 325 square feet of deck area. It is equipped with an overhead traveling/bridge crane, capable of handling arrays 12 feet high and 7 feet in diameter. It has direct access to the starboard working deck and "A" frame, and both the wet lab and the dry assembly area through 72" wide by 78" high openings, which are free of coamings. Access to the grating associated with the overhead bridge crane on the upper level of the bay is available through the science conning station and lab expansion space ("future lab") on the 01 level. The science staging area is equipped with drains for washing down of equipment, and a roller curtain door (10 feet wide by 17 feet high) to the over-the-side handling area and "A" frame. It is also equipped with one worktop with steel sink and a gas bottle storage rack (ten bottles).
The Science Wet Lab, compartment number 1-117-1-Q, has a deck area of approximately 390 square feet. The Wet Lab has access to the Science Freezer, Science Refrigerator, Biological/Chemical Analysis Lab (through a vestibule), over-the-side Handling Area, Science Staging Area and the Main Lab. It is provided with deck drains for wash down and has the following furniture, cabinets and equipment:
- 1 72" worktop with steel tub sink, with outlets for hot/cold potable water, science sea water and distilled water
- 1 96" worktop with double steel sink, with outlets for hot/cold potable water and science sea water
- 1 Upright 20 cuft freezer (available on request)
- 1 Upright 20 cuft refrigerator (available on request)
- 1 Ventilator Hood, over one worktop
- 1 Storage boxes for Citrate bottles
- 1 Book rack
- Bulkhead storage cabinets (available on request)
The biological/chemical analysis lab, compartment number 1-105-3-Q, has approximately 310 square feet of deck area. The lab is provided with hot/cold potable water, distilled water, filtered oil-free air, uncontaminated seawater and seawater. Access to the climate controlled chambers, wet lab and weatherdeck is provided through vestibules.
Furniture and equipment include:
- 1 Liquid Scintillation Counter
- 1 Automatic Salinometer
- 1 Desk
- 1 Worktop, with sink
- 1 File cabinet, type B
- 1 Flourometer
- 1 ThermoSalinograph
- 1 Vortex de-Bubbler
- 1 Water Purifier/De-ionizer
- 1 Fume Hood
The Main Science Lab, compartment number 1-117-0-Q, has a deck area of approximately 1233 square feet. It features unistrut fixtures in counters and racks for maximum flexibility. All counter tops are made of one inch plywood. From the Main Lab, immediate access is available to the hazardous materials locker, wet lab, dry assembly area, aft working deck and three science working vans.
The Main Lab is equipped with:
- 1 72" worktop with steel tub sink, with outlets for hot/cold potable water, science sea water, and distilled water.
- 1 Book rack
- Bulkhead storage cabinets
- 3 File cabinets