E&O 2017 Year in Review

E&O 2017 Year in Review

The Education and Outreach department of the United States Science Support Program for the International Ocean Discovery Program would like to wish everyone a happy new year. In honor of a successful and productive year, we’ve put together an infographic round-up of E&O related activities from 2017. We received many wonderful thank-you notes from the JR Live! ship-to-shore broadcasts, saw our social media channels steadily increase thanks to some high-profile expeditions, developed a training manual…

Talking About Science at Sea: Reflecting on My Time Aboard the JOIDES Resolution

Talking About Science at Sea: Reflecting on My Time Aboard the JOIDES Resolution

I first learned about the International Ocean Discovery Program during an undergraduate oceanography course and later used IODP data as part of my master’s research. I had always wanted to sail but my focused shifted my focus from research to science communication so I thought it was an unlikely possibility. That changed when I heard about a call for Education and Outreach Officer applications. I was offered a position aboard the JOIDES Resolution for Expedition…

Tips from a Video Producer onboard the JR

Tips from a Video Producer onboard the JR

I sailed as a Video Producer on two JR expeditions. You know if I went again – spending two months at sea, working 12-hour shifts 7 days a week with no day off, it must have been a good experience. Or I’m just crazy. It was mostly the former. And both of my experiences working on JR expeditions were excellent. I had never been continuously at sea for so long before, let alone working with…

Teachers: Go ahead! Apply!  Your district will be proud of you!

Teachers: Go ahead! Apply! Your district will be proud of you!

Let’s face it, one of the main reasons you haven’t applied to be an Onboard Outreach Officer aboard the JOIDES Resolution is because you’re thinking, “No way will my principal/superintendent/district let me miss school for 2 whole months!” I’m here to tell you I thought the exact same thing, but you don’t really know until you ask. I jumped head first into my application and before I knew it I was sailing aboard Expedition 360,…