Welcome back to school! We are excited to kick off a new school year with you, and the JR has some exciting expeditions coming up! First will be the Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project Phase 2, studying earthquakes off the coast of – you guessed it – Costa Rica! To follow along beginning in October, you can visit here<.
To prepare for the upcoming Expedition 344, you might want to explore Expedition 334, which was the first phase of this larger project. It took place March 15 – April 13, 2011. You can review and learn more here<.
We love YouTube! And we were so excited to explore connections between the Titanic’s sinking (near that event’s 100th anniversary) and our recently completed Newfoundland expedition in the same area. Click here<.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been one full year since Expedition 336: Mid-Atlantic Microbiology. We checked in with Education Officer Jennifer Magnusson:
Wow! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since Expedition 336 set sail from Barbados. The scientists have all been super busy analyzing the samples and data we collected on the cruise, and it’s almost time to hear their results! The data from each expedition aboard the JOIDES Resolution enters what’s called a moratorium for a year after the cruise ends. That means that the scientists who participated in the expedition, plus any other pre-approved scientists who stayed onshore, have exclusive rights to publish any results obtained from that data.
We know you’ve been waiting for it: the announcement of the 2013 School of Rock! Apply NOW for Exploring Cores and Geology of the Pacific Northwest April 1-9, 2013. We will be on the ship at port in Victoria, BC. To learn more and apply (by October 20th), click here<.
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