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Blog Posts Tagged "navigation"
Submitted by Jerry Bode on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 20:24
Yesterday, we arrived at our second site with little fanfare or excitement, which is a far cry from what it was like in the DSDP days. With the advent of GPS, determining where a site is and how we stay on site is very different from the early days of drilling.
Submitted by Leslie Peart on Sun, 04/12/2009 - 18:00
I had really been looking forward to Easter Sunday on this wide expanse of Pacific. I had often heard about holidays on The JR and this was my opportunity for first-hand experience.
Submitted by Lesley Allen on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:56
When you stand outside, on a ship, in the middle of a vast expanse of water, you become completely disorientated because there is nothing in any direction with which to orientate yourself. On land you are nearly always within sight of something notable – a hill, a copse of trees, a road or a church tower – something that can help you to know where you are.
Submitted by Markus Fingerle on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:35
Submitted by Tom Lang on Sat, 09/05/2015 - 09:44
Last week, I gave you a quick tour of the JOIDES Resolution engine control room, where the ship's functions are monitored and managed. But if the engine control room is the brain of the ship, then surely the bridge must be the brain. Another brain. The ship has two brains, like a stegosaurus.