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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Heading northwards through the Bay of Bengal

Since last night we've been heading north towards the east coast of India, which we will read in about 2 more days.
We've been drilling at Site U1443 for about one week now, and most scientists have been using this transit time as a welcome opportunity to write their first Site reports.

Safety First!

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