A Lot to Chew On!

June 4, 2016: Day 6 on the ship and we're not slowing down yet! As usual, we started our day with a gourmet breakfast and coffee, thanks to Paul and his crew.

Studying the Climate, Sailing the Sea: Friday on the JR

Greetings from the JR School of Rock 2016 crew!

Our Friday aboard (and off board!) the ship was a healthy mix of climate science, open lab work time and a chance to sail on the sea to observe ocean wildlife and catch the sunset off of Cape Town.

Splicing, Dicing, and Fish

Today was a great day for thinking.  After dividing into two groups we set off for the core lab. Our group learned how hard it is to splice cores to make a complete sediment record for a given sediment.  Dr. Sandy gave us 3 cores from two holes from the same site. 

Tripping Pipe to the Pachyderma Proxy

June 1st 2016:  With the official start of the 2016 hurricane season, hurricanes were not a topic for us today.  But like the storms that started before the beginning of the season, many of us were up early getting ready for another great day of learning.

School of Rock Field Trip day

May 31 2016: Today was an exciting day for the School of Rock participant because it involved the two words that every student lives for during a school year: FIELD TRIP. Yes, we were stepping out of the classroom and into the field for a day of hiking and exploring the geology of Cape Town.

What can we learn from ocean sediment cores?

After an average of 36 hours traveling and a few more hours of acclimating, we are in the throes of the School of Rock! So who are “we” and what are we doing?

Welcome to School of Rock 2016!

Welcome to School of Rock 2016! We blew in from several corners of the world after layovers (and rapid tours of London), delays and even a missing suitcase, ready for the week ahead on the DV Joides Resolution. 

Cape Town Tie Up 3

The Liftboat Myrtle vs The JOIDES Resolution

The JOIDES Resolution and the Liftboat Myrtle are both being used as platforms for ocean scientific drilling, but, beyond that, they don't have a lot in common.

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