We are back to operations! Welcome to Expedition 344: Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project Phase 2. The science party will be studying earthquake processes off the coast of – you guessed it – Costa Rica! To follow along October 23 – December 11, visit here<.
We are putting the finishing touches on a new interactive tour of the ship. You’ll be able to fly around it, virtually, and click on different parts of the vessel to learn more. Keep your eyes on our ship tour page< for this cool new feature appearing later this month.
From Dena Rosenberger, Education Officer on Exp. 344:
A long transit started off the day, with beautiful weather! There was a sea turtle spotted off the port bow, but it was too far away to get a good picture. When we started getting close to our first core site, everyone started getting the ship ready<.
In early October we held a training session for all of our Education Officers for the next four expeditions at the core repository in College Station, TX. Education officers were able to meet a lot of folks with whom they’ll be sailing and working, tour the repository, get up close and personal with real cores, and learn about their duties. Read more here<.
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