The JR is now in a tie-up and maintenance period. It is in Subic Bay, Philippines, where it will stay until the start of the South China Sea - Expedition 349 - at the end of January 2014. Stay tuned for upcoming information about that!
During tie-up periods, ship crew and staff are still busy doing a whole variety of maintenance projects to keep the ship in tip-top shape for its upcoming series of expeditions. To read about all of our 2014 expeditions, visit here<
Ever wonder what downhole logging means? Or how it fits in with other aspects of scientific ocean drilling? Watch this new video about logging here<.
As Exp 346 sets sail today, there was an interesting story on NPR this morning highlighting climate change< and featuring an interview with Exp. 342 chief scientist Dick Norris. Read - and listen - to what he had to say here<!
Challenge your students to use their problem solving skills and test a sample from the seafloor with the Investigating Sediments Activity<. Along the way they will reflect on the creative, dynamic, and non-linear process that is science.
IODP partnered with leading science education programs to develop the How Science Works iTunes U Course for educators. Visit here< to download our Exploring Data From the Seafloor activity and a Newfoundland expedition video activity, just a sample of engaging resources for teachers and their students to emphasize science process.
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