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Insurance for Field Equipment

Date Submitted: 04-May-2006
From: Viktoria Papp
Subject: Insurance for Field Equipment
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Institution/Organization: Rice University

Notice: Dear all,

A colleague and I are leaving for an 8 week field trip to Romania. We are planning to take two laptops, solid state recorders and microphones. Can anyone suggest an insurance company to get a good coverage for accidental damage and theft?

Thank you,