The JR is finishing Expedition 340T: Lesser Antilles Volcanism and Landslides this week and will dock in Curacao for a tie-up period until the end of May. Beginning June 2, it will embark on Expedition 342: Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts (June 2 – August 1, 2012.) This expedition will take us into the North Atlantic, not far from the site where the Titanic went down exactly 100 years ago. Follow along< as we explore the climate conditions that led to the iceberg that sank the “unsinkable” ship.
We are embarking this summer on Expedition 342 to the North Atlantic, but the JR travels the entire world’s ocean throughout the year. Explore some of our past expeditions by clicking on the Where’s the JR< link on the home page, which will take you to an interactive map where you can learn about lots of the ship’s recent expeditions around the globe!
Lots of people ask us about what everyone eats on the ship. Watch this video< to learn about cooking, eating and celebrating on board the ship!
Deep Earth Academy will be at the USA Science and Engineering Festiva<l April 27-29th in Washington DC! Please join us there for all kinds of cool explorations of ocean drilling science, to meet scientists and technicians from the ship, and much more!
Check out our new poster available for you! Science is a dynamic, non-linear, creative, and collaborative process that takes researchers on unique journeys of discovery. This poster highlights the pathway one microbiologist and her colleagues follow to unravel the mystery of what is living in the rocks and sediments that make up the ocean floor. Click here to see it and order your copy<.
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