I got to meet one of my co-supervisors face-to-face for the first time! He's based outside of Brisbane and we'd only ever spoken over Skype up until now. I also met up with his PhD student (and my main supervisor is his co-supervisor, which technically makes us academic siblings!)
I was taken on a tour of the EDC, and shown the thousands and thousands of trays and boxes of drill core, rock chips, and thin sections housed there. I also got to see a HyLogger in action, with the drill core tray (sitting on an automatic moving bench) neatly zipping back and forth under the stationary photography and laser equipment (see image left). The result is a high resolution image of the whole core, plus reflectivity data indicating types of minerals present and their precise locations in the core.