The JR is nearing the completion of Expedition 351 and will begin Exp. 352: Izu Bonin Mariana Forearc< at the beginning of August – very soon! Exp. 352 will explore the development of oceanic crust into continental crust. Follow along with our discoveries.
Captain Terry Skinner
Avoiding extreme weather is important to the safety of our crew and the ship itself. If conditions get too active or a big storm is headed into our path, we get out of the way. To learn more about typhoons and cyclones around Japan, click here<.
Last week Super Typhoon Neoguri struck the island of Okinawa and passed over the rest of the Japanese mainland. The Super Typhoon also forced the JOIDES to WOW (wait on weather) for almost a week. Normally WOW is a great word, meaning something stupendous and impressive. In this case, WOWing is not a response to something great, good, or grand. However, when looking at the strength of Neoguri (which means raccoon dog in Korean), sailing 146 nautical miles to the east was a no-brainer.
Our Education Officer team from Exp 345: Hess Deep reunited at the post-cruise meeting in California last month to learn about the science team’s progress on their research. You can read more about their experiences and on-going projects here<.
Want to sail on the JR as an Education Officer and have the experience of a lifetime? Apply now for two 2015 expeditions here<.
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