Exploring beneath the ocean floor.

The JR is a seagoing research vessel that drills core samples and collects measurements from under the ocean floor, giving scientists a glimpse into Earth’s development.

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Coming Up Next

November 29, 2014 - January 29, 2015

This expedition will explore past changes to the monsoon cycle in the Bay of Bengal.

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Advice for the next Newbie....

I was going to leave this in the room for the next person (a personal “crossover”) but they’re going in for service before the next Expedition, so I’m putting it here and hopefully the next newbie will look:

Advice from a Scientist Departing his first IODP Expedition

--Bring no more than five days worth of clothing. Great, quick laundry service!

Expedition 352 is a wrap! Bon Voyage à Tous

We have made it to mountainous Keelung, and everyone on board was greeted by pretty views surrounding the port and dancers and drummers performing a traditional Chinese dance. Although everyone was eager for some much needed freedom on land, there was a little trepidation about going back to the 'real world' where many obligations await us.