The JR is currently docked in Curacao for a tie-up period until May 28, when it will sail on a short transit to Bermuda to pick up the science party for the next expedition. 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 RMS/Titanic went down exactly 100 years ago. 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? Sign-ups are now open here<.
We use our tie-up periods to perform important tasks on board the ship. During this one, we are upgrading software, preparing the ship for colder weather, installing cabinets and equipment, and inspecting drill pipe, among many tasks.
At the end of the tie-up, the ship will welcome personnel from the successful projects of the Ship to Shore Science grant project, who will be taking part in a School of Rock on board during the last few days in Curacao and the transit to Bermuda May 23 – June 2. Watch the blogs< for updates on their adventures!
Get motivated and excited to follow along with the Newfoundland expedition this summer. There will be regular video updates from this expedition – check out the sneak peak here<.
From Caitlin Scully, Education Officer for Expedition 342
My name is Caitlin Scully< and I am the education officer for Expedition 342. I am so excited to share our adventures both on and off of the JOIDES Resolution. You can learn some of the specifics about Expedition 342 on the expedition site< and more about my background here<.
You may be wondering why the JR is heading to the North Atlantic and what the goals are for our science party. What is a sediment drift? When was the Paleogene? Hyperthermals? What? Fear not!
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 are sponsoring 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. We will be showcasing the JR at a booth, symposium, and encouraging students to enter ocean science-related careers by giving out awards for the best two projects in ocean sciences! To learn more, visit here<.
Are you interested in teaching your students about the exciting evidence behind the idea that a giant asteroid hit Earth 65 million years ago – eventually leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs? You can request our new kit full of exciting materials to delve into this evidence<.
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