Blog Posts Tagged "Scientists"

Day 2 of Transit

The science staff is busy writing their methods; techs are busy prepping, stocking and training scientists on the equipment.

Excitement in the Magnetic Field

Meet the expedition's palaeomagnetists, Millie and Daniel. They're looking pretty positive, but they have had a VERY slow expedition so far. That all ends today.

Palaeontologists: Counting the Little Things

The JOIDES Resolution is like some sort of elite  dream-team, brought together with a single purpose: plundering the watery grave of time. But unlike in Hollywood, which might have a team of safe-crackers, con-men, and explosives experts, our team has sedimentologists, geochemists, and explosives experts.

Let's Get Physical Properties

It takes an incredible amount of money and effort to retrieve a sediment core from below the sea. So we make sure we squeeze them for every last drop of scientific data, (sometimes literally) with an absolute GAUNTLET of tests. 

Geochemists: Living in the Lab of Luxury

Most of the scientists are based up on the core deck, where they have easy access to the sediment as it comes in. The downside is they don't have much space to spread out, and if people aren't watching where they're going, someone's likely to get a core section to the back of the head.

What a way to make a living!

Whenever I do a school broadcast, I get asked a lot of questions about working on the ship. How do we get a job here? Who do we work for? Do we get paid? So I thought I'd spell everything out in one go. The JOIDES Resolution is a large, complex operation, with a lot of different groups working together. Here are some of the main ones, and how you can join up!

Expedition 366: Kurz vor dem Start

IODP-Expedition Mariana Convergent Margin & South Chamorro Seamount<