The ship has transited up to Victoria, BC, where it will be in port until the end of May for a tie-up/maintenance period. You can actually see it here< on the Ogden Point web cam.
The JR is in a maintenance and tie-up period right now. Though these periods are less exciting than our expeditions, they are important in keeping the ship’s technology on the cutting edge and everything running efficiently. From now through the end of May, ship crews will be working on a variety of projects, including installing and testing new lab equipment, re-finishing lab countertops, and refurbishing one of our cranes.
Get to know Alison Mote, one of our Education Officers who will sail on Expedition 341: South Alaska, beginning May 29:
Wow, these are exciting times! With the passing of some highly anticipated milestones in my school year, I am reminded that the summer is quickly approaching and I’ll be heading to the Gulf of Alaska soon as an Education Officer onboard Expedition 341.
I work with an amazing group of students at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, TX and my students ask me nearly every day when I’m leaving for Alaska.
Seventeen formal and informal educators from across the country will join Larry Krissek (Ohio State) and Dotti Pak (UC Santa Barbara) onboard the JOIDES Resolution for the first of two 2013 Schools of Rock. Entitled, Exploring ocean cores and the geology of the Pacific Northwest, participants will use the high-tech laboratories on board and their own observational and problem-solving skills to integrate diverse sets of data obtained from below the ocean floor to recreate the geology and history of the Earth. Learn more and see who will be on board<.
Our Expedition 345 Hess Deep Education Officers were very busy while on board. They developed a number of new activities. We’ve just posted one on marine snow. You can download the files from the Hess Deep expedition page here<.
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