Leaders in Geoscience: “Women who rock on the JR”

Leaders in Geoscience: “Women who rock on the JR”  It has been an honor working on the JR, with so many people who have a passion for geoscience and oceanography.  In particular, the remarkable group of young women scientists on board Expedition 371. They are without doubt, exceptional role models for young females looking into a scientific career.  A career in Geoscience, was traditionally dominated by males, but this field has exploded to include females…

The “Unsung Hero’s” of the JR.

The technical staff on the JR, are a very experienced and resourceful group of professionals and as true professionals, they have a job to do and they do it to perfection.  They work as a team on a 24 hour rotation, with the night shift working midnight to midday and the day shift, working midday to midnight and meeting for a 15 minute cross over between shifts.  They are busy people, but I managed to…

Adriane Lam: The tool I can’t live without and use daily? A paintbrush.

Adriane Lam from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, chats about why she swapped a paintbrush for planktic, foraminifera. Ever since I was in high school, I dreamed of going to college to obtain a degree in art. There was nothing more inspiring than creating my own works of art on canvas, using vibrant colors and abstract shapes. As I got older and wiser to the world, I knew art was not a feasible career. Not knowing…

Reddit AMA session on Sept 1 at 5pm-7pm EST. “Hidden Continent Zealandia”

AMA Science Series, March 2017 Dr Jerry Dickens, Professor at Rice University, Texas and Co Chief Scientist on Joides Resolution Expedition 371, answered questions on the proposed drilling program; “Finding the submerged continent of Zealandia.” Now 5 months later, at the midway point of the expedition, Jerry goes under the pump again, to answer your questions.  Reddit AMA session on Sept 1 at 5pm-7pm EST. Dr Gerry Dickens, talks about ocean drilling and “Zealandia” From…

Science at Sea

An Adventure: By Sherry Frazier, Research Associate IODP Every expedition brings a new destination, a new group of guest Scientists, and a new objective.This is not just a job, it’s an adventure! Each time I board the JR at the beginning of an expedition I know that I am going to learn new things and meet new people! I know something out there is waiting to be discovered! I know I am going to be…

I have the best job on the ship!!

E & O Officer: I have the best job on the ship!!  One of the scientist’s on Expedition371, passed our office and commented to me “You really do, have the best job on board.”   I sat and thought and decided…” Yes, she’s right. I really do have the best job on the ship. Every day I learn something new, everyday something exciting happens, and every day I appreciate the amazing journey I am on!! The…

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Dr Gerry Dickens: Co Chief Scientist JR Exp371, gives a fresh new light on: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Known for its musical score, groundbreaking cinematography, and fascinating characters, the now classic spaghetti western gives us a true epic, both in length and story. After nearly three hours, all comes to a three-way shootout over buried treasure — the three gunslingers, as almost any movie buff knows, each reflecting a facet of the…

“Magic”

The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is an exceptional working place, with a totally unique atmosphere. What is the “magic” ingredient and why so different to the other places I have worked. The JR has a team of scientific researchers on board from around the world, with 12 different countries represented on this expedition. They have a very unique collegial bond, where they appreciate this very rare opportunity to be able to work together. The expedition has…

Core On Deck!!

The call comes…….”Core on Deck” ……and a very professional team of technicians jump into action. The core is transported from the drill floor to be processed on the catwalk.  It is extremely impressive to see the technical team work like a well-oiled machine. Everyone knows their role, and performs it to perfection.  The whole process has to be fast and efficient. As true professionals, they have a job to do and it has to be…

Exp 371: Sets sail to the Tasman Sea Frontier.

On July 30th, 7 am Sunday morning Australian time, the JR, pulled away from the Port of Townsville.  This was the start of an extraordinary adventure, with an amazing team of research scientists from around the world.  The scientists share a common aim, and that is to embark on this expedition to drill into the submerged lost continent of Zealandia. As the ship pulled away, there was an air of excitement and anticipation, but also…