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

December 04, 2014 - January 29, 2015

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

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Site U1443? Check!

 After
a 966 nautical mile transit from Singapore, averaging 11.7 knots, we arrived at
the first site of our expedition, Site U1443, on December 7.  In more than 2900 meters of water, we drilled

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: JR Camp Boss, Taylor McKirdy (Q&A)