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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August 03, 2014 - September 29, 2014

What happens at the edges of large oceanic plates when subduction begins?

This will not only give insight into how subduction zones form, but also how the magma generated from this process eventually becomes the crust of an island arc and then a continent.

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EoE – End of Expedition

We are almost there. Today we finished logging of Hole F that was dedicated for the purpose of logging only. More than 700m deep. We ran the Triple-Combo during the night and this morning the VSI. The VSI has to be operated during daylight hours because it seismically images the borehole using shockwaves.

A.Bogus Voyage

After the "Raccophoon"- Pictured is a baby raccoon dog, much less threatening than the storm of its namesake.