Blog Posts Tagged "seafloor"

Running to the seafloor

... I'm running almost as fast as the corer does on its trip down and back up the drill string.

Be prepared for the unexpected

Seafloor drilling is a technologically challenging task, and sometimes things don't go as planned.  We have now twice run into unusual problems, but because of excellent planning by our co-chiefs and staff scientist, work has progressed despite these obstacles.  If one wants to do research like this, they better have plans and backup plans and even backups to the backup plans!