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I'm a graduate of the University Polytechnic of Marche (Italy) in marine biology. I have a Master degree in nature conservation and management at the University of Camerino (Italy). Since 2000, I have been a high school science teacher. My school is the Liceo Classico "F. Stabili-E. Trebbiani" in wonderful Ascoli Piceno (Italy). I'm also a geology Ph.D. student at the University of Camerino with a focus on teaching Earth sciences. In 2015, I had the great opportunity to be selected, as a teacher, to participate in the XXX Italian Antarctica Expedition with the aim of disseminating Italian Antarctic research in Italian schools.
In 2016 I had another great chance: I took part in School of Rock 2016 in Cape Town (South Africa). It has been the best training course ever for me.
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Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Thu, 03/02/2017 - 07:52
In this post we are going to meet Anders McCarthy one of the petrologist on board the JOIDES Resolution in Expedition 367.
Here the interview he released to me.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 08:53
We are still heading to our basement target (hard magmatic rocks) but passing through the sediments that are becoming older and older.
In core 24R our paleontologists found some species that allowed them to say "we are coring sediments from early Miocene." It means the boundary between middle and early Miocene that is 15.97 Ma (Million years ago)
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 07:42
One thing that maybe I have not stressed yet is that Exp 367 is the first part of a 4 month expedition and the work of our expedition will be continued with Exp 368 from April to June.
Look at this page< if you want to know more.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 14:48
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 13:45
We don't always drill the seafloor to core. Sometimes before we core we need to do another process called casing.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sun, 02/26/2017 - 03:02
One of the main activities on the ship is connecting large pipes that fit together that extend to the sea floor. Please see the following time lapse< of the rig floor during this process.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:40
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.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:22
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:40
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)
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:47
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".