This report presents data acquired from samples provided by the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). During Leg 193, the author acted as an industry observer on behalf of Nautilus Minerals Corporation, which holds exploration title over the area within which drilling operations were conducted.

This research used samples and/or data provided by the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). ODP is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and participating countries under management of Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), Inc. Equipment for this research was provided by the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation of Australia.