Retracing Our Steps on a Vagabond Engineering Tour

We are currently sailing north toward Asut Tesoru Seamount, after having spent a day pounding a stuck bridge plug down the 200+ meter cased hole at Yinazao Seamount.  This after several days reaming and casing a hole at Fantangisna Seamount - which we're going to visit again, to check on how cement in that hole is holding up, after we sort out what's happening at the bottom of  t

Journey Through the Midnight Zone

Today during one of my live classroom broadcasts, a student asked what it felt like to be higher than Mount Everest. The student was referring to our location above the Mariana Trench--the deepest part of the ocean (35,827 feet deep), often contrasted with Mount Everest since its the highest point on earth (29,035 feet high). 

New Video: The Geochemistry Dream Team!

In my latest Youtube Video<, meet the amazing Geochemistry Team of Expedition 366! They are helping to uncover the mysteries of serpentine mud volcanoes by studying the interactions between fluids and rocks from deep within the earth--and how this may have sparked the origins of life.

What shall we eat? - Keep Cool! (bilingual)


Nearly everybody going on board of the JOIDES Resolution for the first time may have asked the question: "What shall we eat in this 8 weeks?" to himself or to others, when preparing to sail. Because of the ambitious expedition goals, the ship is designed to remain 8 weeks on sea, without visiting any port. 

(Platten-) Grenzen erfahren: Walter Kurz

Some Coercive Forces: Simone Mantovanelli

It is difficult, to find a date to speak with Simone Mantovanelli. Since she is the only Palaeomagnetist on board of the JOIDES Resolution working with the new SRM, she is facing almost the work for two. She has already requested a great number of samples, the mud in little plastic-boxes and the rocks cut into tiny cubes.

Wir kommen wieder! - We'll be back! (bilingual)

New Video: Science Spotlight on Geological "Forensics"

Check out our latest video<--Kevin Johnson, Geologist extraordinaire from the University of Hawaii, describes how he digs deep (literally!) to find evidence of tectonic plate movement and its impacts on mantle rocks that travel from deep within the Earth up to the surface and back again. It's CSI, geology edition!

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