Leaders in Geoscience: “Women who rock on the JR”

Leaders in Geoscience: “Women who rock on the JR”  It has been an honor working on the JR, with so many people who have a passion for geoscience and oceanography.  In particular, the remarkable group of young women scientists on board Expedition 371. They are without doubt, exceptional role models for young females looking into a scientific career.  A career in Geoscience, was traditionally dominated by males, but this field has exploded to include females…

Adriane Lam: The tool I can’t live without and use daily? A paintbrush.

Adriane Lam from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, chats about why she swapped a paintbrush for planktic, foraminifera. Ever since I was in high school, I dreamed of going to college to obtain a degree in art. There was nothing more inspiring than creating my own works of art on canvas, using vibrant colors and abstract shapes. As I got older and wiser to the world, I knew art was not a feasible career. Not knowing…

I have the best job on the ship!!

E & O Officer: I have the best job on the ship!!  One of the scientist’s on Expedition371, passed our office and commented to me “You really do, have the best job on board.”   I sat and thought and decided…” Yes, she’s right. I really do have the best job on the ship. Every day I learn something new, everyday something exciting happens, and every day I appreciate the amazing journey I am on!! The…

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Dr Gerry Dickens: Co Chief Scientist JR Exp371, gives a fresh new light on: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Known for its musical score, groundbreaking cinematography, and fascinating characters, the now classic spaghetti western gives us a true epic, both in length and story. After nearly three hours, all comes to a three-way shootout over buried treasure — the three gunslingers, as almost any movie buff knows, each reflecting a facet of the…

Identifying sediments and microfossils

Being at sea on such a large vessel is a new experience for me, and each day has been exciting.  The Philippines are beautiful, and the geology is amazing. Our morning began with a dolphin sighting off the port side, where we also saw flying fish! The remainder of the day was spent observing marine sediment cores and making smear slides.  Smear slides are a quick and easy way for sedimentologists to identify sediment styles…