The system can take samples of microbes in the deep ocean to a depth of 6,000 m, and bring them to the surface while maintaining their ambient pressure.

For NIOT this is a next step in their deep ocean microbial sampling and incubation project.

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FTD Drachten, Univ of Vienna

Scientific contact persons:
Karline Soetaert, Dick van Oevelen

Communication contact:
Jan Boon (also for pictures in high resolution)