Blog Posts Tagged "Expedition 320"
PRESENT ACTIVITY: Update as of 0900 hrs 13 March 2009. Underway for PEAT-1C at 11.1 knots. The vessel is pitching and rolling easily in light seas with confused swell of 4 to 6 feet under overcast skies. Visibility is good with frequent rain showers. Scientific, technical, and drilling teams continue preparations for on-site operations. No shipping traffic observed.
From time to time we'll combine or alternate between Ron's reports and the science updates I send to shore. There's so much science and so little time... Remember that we post all official reports on the IODP United States Implementing Organization website where you can always access more detail. Got questions?&
From Planning to Reality Continued... One needs to spend a lot of research time to then figure out the best possible strategy, and eventually the best possible location, to answer the questions we came up with; and the next couple of years were spent with detailed reconstructions of plate tectonic movements and water depths.
From Popular Mechanics to Scientific American, five Expedition 320 science party members are blogging to university websites and online magazines in the U.S. and abroad. Together, they offer a different perspective on coring, life, and science aboard The JR. We are pleased to link you to them and hope you'll find a favorite!
We have a lot to celebrate about our work between 16 March and 16 April. This is every exciting stuff, but we're still drilling and working at Site U1336 and we'll be here for another week, give or take. Check the list and photos below...it's long, so keep reading and scrolling, because I think you'll find it very impressive.
We have just arrived at the last coring Site for this Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition ("PEAT-6C", from today also know as Site U1335), with three more planned as part of this science programme for our colleagues on the next Expedition.