Stargazing at Sea – Sparkly Night Shows Aboard the JOIDES Resolution

Stargazing at Sea – Sparkly Night Shows Aboard the JOIDES Resolution

Sometimes working the night shift has sparkly benefits! Lately, we have been going outside on deck at night to take advantage of most of the lights being off during our transit across the Southern Ocean and Tasman Sea, from Australia to New Zealand. The stargazing has been great, with beautiful starry skies ✨ and an easily visible Milky Way galaxy spreading across the sky – things that are difficult to see when you live in…

JR in the Feedspot Top 50 Oceanic Blogs!

JR in the Feedspot Top 50 Oceanic Blogs!

We recently got some great news here on Expedition 372 aboard the JOIDES Resolution…Our blog has been selected as one of the Top 50 Oceanic Blogs on the web!!! We’re definitely honoured that we have been chosen from among many great contenders (including some of my other personal favourites, too). We’re happy our global audiences love to visit us to learn more about awesome ocean and geology sciences, ship life, marine careers, and a variety…

Live Broadcasts with Expedition 372

Live Broadcasts with Expedition 372

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international research collaboration that coordinates seagoing expeditions to explore the Earth’s history by studying sediments and rocks beneath the seafloor. The scientific drillship, JOIDES Resolution, is part of this program and hosts international, collaborative research expeditions throughout the year. Important components of the JOIDES Resolution’s expeditions include education and outreach designed to engage communities around the world in the activities of the IODP, JOIDES Resolution, and each…

Free Time Fun

Free Time Fun

While each and every JOIDES Resolution expedition is unique in its own ways, Expedition 372 takes uniqueness to a whole other level. After 4 days in port and 2 days offshore of Australia getting our hull cleaned, we are finally in transit to our study area off the east coast of the north island of New Zealand. What’s so unique about that?…We have a roughly two-week transit across the Southern Ocean and Tasman Sea to…

Hitchhikers at Sea

Hitchhikers at Sea

Millions of ships traverse the globe each day – crossing seas and oceans to bridge the gaps between continents. These ships bring goods and services from one country to another, harvest natural resources, or (like the JOIDES Resolution) do scientific research. While we may want the people on board these ships to travel from place to place, we don’t want “hitchhikers at sea” to do so too. Large ocean-going vessels, like the JOIDES Resolution, that…