Now At Sea

August 03, 2015 - September 30, 2015

Exploring the ocean floor on the northwest Australian shelf to investigate questions about tectonics, Australian monsoon, and the development of ocean currents in this region.

Learn more >


Geochemists: Living in the Lab of Luxury

Most of the scientists are based up on the core deck, where they have easy access to the sediment as it comes in. The downside is they don't have much space to spread out, and if people aren't watching where they're going, someone's likely to get a core section to the back of the head.

Mechanical Mystery Tour

The JR has pulled into site U1462, and while we wait for the first cores to come up, the scientists get a tour of the parts of the ships we normally don't get to see. For most of the expedition, we live and work near the bow (front) of the ship, in the laboratories, accommodation, mess hall, and rec areas. So let's explore the noisy world of heavy marine industry!