Behind the Science - APC, XCB, RCB : a world of acronyms


One of the first things that I realized living on the JOIDES Resolution is that the people speak using a lot of acronyms.

Some of the most mysterious for me were the ones related to the drilling system.

33 Scientists from all around the world on board of the JR!


In this post let me introduce the science party of the Expedition 367. Of course you can find all the scientists at this link<, but I would rather prefer to introduce them with these pictures we took when we left Hong Kong on board the JOIDES Resolution.

FIRST CORE ON DECK! (Italian/English)


E' arrivata in superficie la prima carota di sedimento estratta dalla JOIDES Resolution nel Mare della Cina Meridionale durante la Spedizione 367.

The calm before the storm/La quiete prima della tempesta (English/Italian)


Nei laboratori regna il silenzio. I tavoli e gli scaffali sono vuoti. Gli strumenti sono pronti ma fermi. Tutti sono in attesa. Modificando un po' il titolo della poesia di G. Leopardi e' la quiete PRIMA della tempesta.

Life on the JR/Vita a bordo- No one will miss the birthday cake/nessuno resti senza torta di compleanno! (english/Italian)

What will happen if your birthday is when you are in the middle of the ocean, (technically on the South China Sea), during an IODP Expedition faraway from home?! No worries. The JOIDES Resolution crew will prepare for you an amazing birthday cake and you will miss home a little bit less.

JOIDES Resolution in Hong Kong

Since the 8th of February the JOIDES Resolution is docked in the Hong Kong harbor.

But even if we are not sailing, there are still many things to do. We have many presentations every day about the science we are going to do and about the life on the JR.

After 366...there is 367! (English and Italian)

Today, February the 7th, Expedition 366 and Expedition 367 overlapped just for a short time in the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong. 

Unwind-time at sea....

Steine werden weich: Elmar Albers

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