The ship is currently tied up in Victoria, BC, where it will be in port until the end of May for a maintenance period. You can still see it any time, day or night here on the Ogden Point web cam<.
The ship will start Expedition 341 South Alaska May 29th – you’ll be able to follow along here<.
The JR continues to work on maintenance tasks and getting ready for upcoming expeditions. 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.
This month we were able to host the School of Rock on board the ship, where they explored cores and lab analyses non-stop! It was wonderful to have them aboard.
When the "Rockers" come onboard the ship tomorrow they will be greeted with LOTS of ship activity. Even though the ship is not heading out to sea until next month, the staff and crew are busy upgrading systems, working on equipment, and a lot more.
We are so excited to announce the release of the JR’s first e-book! Entitled, Uncovering Earth’s Secrets: Science and Adventure on the JOIDES Resolution, it is available for free download at iTunes here<.
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