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Science on board/Education - Styrofoam cups into the deep ocean


Yesterday on the JOIDES Resolution we sent into the deep ocean the Sub Sea Video Camera. Together with the camera, in the system, there were also a beacon, a sonar and ... 86 Styrofoam cups.

Behind the Science - Adam's chronicle: why we did not core yesterday

Life on the JR/Vita a bordo - Sunday BBQ on the JR/Grigliata domenicale sulla JR


Can you imagine how amazing would be to have a BBQ on a deck of a ship in the middle of the Ocean? 

We did on Sunday on board of the JR. 

The location was amazing. The weather was enjoyable and the food was really good.

Science on board - Too easy to say "Are you a Geologist?"/ Troppo facile chiedere "Sei un geologo?"(English/Italian)

Another thing I realized being on board the JR is that Geology is a very complex field of study and every scientist on the ship can not be completely defined under the term "Geologist". 

Behind the Science - APC, XCB, RCB : a world of acronyms


One of the first things that I realized living on the JOIDES Resolution is that the people speak using a lot of acronyms.

Some of the most mysterious for me were the ones related to the drilling system.

33 Scientists from all around the world on board of the JR!


In this post let me introduce the science party of the Expedition 367. Of course you can find all the scientists at this link<, but I would rather prefer to introduce them with these pictures we took when we left Hong Kong on board the JOIDES Resolution.

FIRST CORE ON DECK! (Italian/English)


E' arrivata in superficie la prima carota di sedimento estratta dalla JOIDES Resolution nel Mare della Cina Meridionale durante la Spedizione 367.

The calm before the storm/La quiete prima della tempesta (English/Italian)


Nei laboratori regna il silenzio. I tavoli e gli scaffali sono vuoti. Gli strumenti sono pronti ma fermi. Tutti sono in attesa. Modificando un po' il titolo della poesia di G. Leopardi e' la quiete PRIMA della tempesta.

Life on the JR/Vita a bordo- No one will miss the birthday cake/nessuno resti senza torta di compleanno! (english/Italian)

What will happen if your birthday is when you are in the middle of the ocean, (technically on the South China Sea), during an IODP Expedition faraway from home?! No worries. The JOIDES Resolution crew will prepare for you an amazing birthday cake and you will miss home a little bit less.

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