The “Unsung Hero’s” of the JR.

The technical staff on the JR, are a very experienced and resourceful group of professionals and as true professionals, they have a job to do and they do it to perfection.  They work as a team on a 24 hour rotation, with the night shift working midnight to midday and the day shift, working midday to midnight and meeting for a 15 minute cross over between shifts.  They are busy people, but I managed to…

Science at Sea

An Adventure: By Sherry Frazier, Research Associate IODP Every expedition brings a new destination, a new group of guest Scientists, and a new objective.This is not just a job, it’s an adventure! Each time I board the JR at the beginning of an expedition I know that I am going to learn new things and meet new people! I know something out there is waiting to be discovered! I know I am going to be…

May All Scientists Have Good Mothers!

May All Scientists Have Good Mothers!

I know, it may seem a bit odd to start a blog entry on an advanced oceangoing research vessel by saying something that may seem so left of center – but hear me out. And if you have not the best relationship with your natal person – please substitute an appropriate corollary. At School of Rock (SOR) we start every day with a go-around where we share some aspect of our professional craft; a bit…