The JR is now in the North Atlantic Ocean on Expedition 342: Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts (June 2 – August 1, 2012.) Drilling not far from the site where RMS/Titanic went down exactly 100 years ago, the scientists have already pulled up some fascinating cores! Follow along as we explore the past climate conditions that eventually led to the iceberg that sank the “unsinkable” ship<.
Want to request a live video broadcast from this expedition with your students, teachers or other summer group? There are still a few slots open here<.
This doesn’t happen often, but during this expedition we were visited off the coast of New Jersey by both a tugboat and a helicopter bringing in supplies and swapping out personnel. You can read about and see photos of the tugboat visit here<. You can read about the helicopter visit here<. Both were very exciting!
Hot off the press, so to speak, is Episode One of our weekly video updates from Expedition 342: Newfoundland. You can watch the ship's departure from Bermuda, learn about connections to Titanic, explore the Eocene Invasion, and much more! Watch it here<.
From Caitlin Scully, Education Officer for Expedition 342
Last night we brought up a core that potentially holds the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). This morning at breakfast the questions being asked at each table were centered on the cores:
“Did we split the PETM core yet?”
“When are we going to split the PETM?”
Come sail with us! Applications are now being accepted for FOUR spots on our upcoming expeditions. Learn more and download an application here<.
Deep Earth Academy and Ocean Leadership sponsored a Special Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 14-18. This event is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. To learn about our award-winning projects, visit here<.
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