Exciting news: After 4 months in maintenance/dry dock, the JR sets sail this week for Exp. 349: South China Sea. During this expedition, scientists will explore the opening and evolution of the South China Sea and how those events affected ancient oceanography in this region. To read more, click here<.
Want to learn a bit about the bridge - the central nerve center of the ship and the place where the captain watches over everything? You can learn about it here<.
We introduced this last month, but we think it’s so great that we are featuring it again: take a look at our brand new Introduction to the International Ocean Discovery Program (still IODP!) video. You can watch it here<.
This is my first time in an IODP expedition and I am filled with excitement and worries, all at once (together and at the same time). The first I heard about the IODP expeditions, I was still an undergraduate student and the idea of participating in one of this cruises always fascinated me. Ten years have gone by and being accepted to be part of the Exp. 349 team is for sure a dream come true!
The application period for this summer’s School of Rock professional development program June 8 – 14 is now open! For more information and the application, click here<. The deadline is February 7, 2014.
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