This week, the JR is wrapping up Exp. 350: Izu Bonin Marina Rear Arc and coming into port in Yokohama, Japan. There, it will exchange crews and science personnel and then turn around to head out for Expedition 351: Izu Bonin Mariana Arc Origins<. Exp. 351 will be exploring the origins of subduction in the Philippine Sea.
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be an educator on the JR? This is an important job on each expedition – sharing the science story with the wider world and connecting live with students. We introduced this video< last month, but just in case you missed it.
And speaking of dynamic positioning, here’s a blog about it from Lesley Allen, Education Officer on Expedition 350:
“If you walk through the main entrance lobby of the JOIDES Resolution, at any time during the day or night, you are likely to find someone standing, staring at the interactive weather map on display above the photocopier. The winds are pale green lines moving across the dark-blue background: the stronger the winds, the more closely packed the lines, the outline of land shown in white, almost hidden beneath the swirling patterns.”
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