This is a foraminiferal analysis laboratory equipped with sieves and other equipment needed for preparation of foraminiferal samples, and binocular microscopes, faunal reference slides, and books for foraminiferal assemblage analysis and picking of stable isotope and radiocarbon samples.
Read about our summer 2015 research aboard the ship I/B Oden in this blog post on Petermann's Glacial History. Or see Anne Jennings on 60 Minutes, talking about forams and sediments that hold clues to Petermann Glacier's past. We spent a month collecting sediment cores from Petermann Fjord and northern Nares Strait, a gateway between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. We processed the cores in a lab on board ship to read the history of past climates and ice shelves.