Ex345 Hess Deep Update: Post-Cruise Meeting

I just retuned home from the Post-Cruise meeting for Expedition 345 Hess Deep Rift. I sailed as a member of the Education Officer team, which included two awesome people: Susan Gebbels and Jean-Luc Berenguer.

A.Bogus Voyage

The World Cup is truly global.

Time is a relative thing...

It’s been a busy first few weeks, hard to believe that so much time has already passed.

In the Eye of the Storm

Last night we were hit by a tropical storm. Those of us who were asleep at that time woke up around 4 am, listening to the thrusters going crazy to keep the ship on site and the anchor banging against the hull.

A.Bogus Voyage

The Color of Water

At the bottom of the ocean

This is Philipp Brandl, igneous petrologist onboard the Joides Resolution (JR). I was born and raised in Germany but I am now based in Australia to do some research drilling south of Japan; awesome. My colleague Frank already blogged about our transit from Yokohama to a place we call ‘IBM-1’, where we will now start to drill site U1438.

Speaking Frankly

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hello all. This is Frank Tepley reporting from the JOIDES Resolution (JR).
Last night, at about 2 am, we reached our study site. The crew is busy assembling casing tubes, and they will start exploring the sea floor with a video camera for appropriate drilling locations. The water depth here is ~3 miles in depth. That is a long way down to the seafloor.

A.Bogus Voyage

The sea was angry that day my friends; like an old man trying to return soup at the deli- Seinfeld

Speaking Frankly

Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 2 of Transit

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

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