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my name is Martin Böttcher and I’m from Fulda, a town in the middle of Germany. I studied Biology and Geography in Berlin and in Göttingen. Since then I worked teaching in a couple of schools of all different levels and also in Frankfurt/Main Goethe-University. My main interests are Geology, Ecology and Environmental Ethics. My most striking Excursions have been a trip to Norwegian mountain-glaciers, a five weeks trip through all over India and a train journeys all over Europe, to Morocco, Turkey and to Irak. This time I am one of two Education and Outreach-Officers together with Kristin Weiss on board of the Joides Resolution on Expedition 366: Mariana Convergent Margin.
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Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Mon, 01/16/2017 - 07:06
Nearly everybody going on board of the JOIDES Resolution for the first time may have asked the question: "What shall we eat in this 8 weeks?" to himself or to others, when preparing to sail. Because of the ambitious expedition goals, the ship is designed to remain 8 weeks on sea, without visiting any port.
Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 06:00
Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 03:02
It is difficult, to find a date to speak with Simone Mantovanelli. Since she is the only Palaeomagnetist on board of the JOIDES Resolution working with the new SRM, she is facing almost the work for two. She has already requested a great number of samples, the mud in little plastic-boxes and the rocks cut into tiny cubes.
Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 04:29
Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 01:48
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Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:30
Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Sun, 01/01/2017 - 06:26
At the beginning of 2017 the JOIDES Resolution is still working on Yinazao (Blue Moon-) seamount. Our visitors may ask: "What are they still doing there?" Well, there is an easy answer containing some details. We're preparing the drill hole N° 1492D (3666 mbsl.) near the top of the seamount for further investigation (see flag in model).
Submitted by Martin Bottcher on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 05:56