The Research Data disk is a small, tape-like disk, which are dropped by the dataDyne researchers aboard the Pelagic II . There are 3 in total Joanna must collect to complete the objective. Like Cassandra De Vries ' necklace, you fail the mission if you use lethal force to obtain the disks.
All data pertaining to ocean floor research carried out by DataDyne on the pirated deep sea diving operations vessel Pelagic II . Contents sonar mapping, geological data, alien artifact data, hull samples, etc.