Sergei Kud-Sverchkov shows Aidan Cowley the reading from the Terraspec Halo. This handheld-instrument uses visible and near infrared wavelengths to identify minerals.
The Electronic Field Book is an all-in-one, easy-to-use platform. This plug-and-play device is more than a means to take notes or check information on a tablet. The device can record every step of the expedition and link the samples to places, and to other sets of samples. Every interaction with the scientists is also stored in the system.