The ship has almost completed Exp. 353 and will be heading back into Singapore for a port call – then out again on Exp. 354: Bengal Fan. Exp. 354 runs from January 29 – March 31, 2015 and will drill a transect of sites across the middle Bengal Fan to obtain a record of Himalayan mountain-building and climate. The objectives are to investigate interactions among the growth of the Himalayas, the development of the Asian monsoon, and processes affecting the carbon cycle and global climate. You can follow along here<.
From Juliet Crowell, Education Officer on Expedition 353:
Conversations with the Captain: Part 1
How long have you been a Captain?
A long story that I will make short. I have been Captain on the JOIDES Resolution for 5 years. However before joining the JOIDES Resolution some 19 years ago I have sailed as Captain on larger offshore fishing boats. I have worked as a Ship’s Officer since 1980 (34 years).
Announcing MSI-REaCH - Reconstructing Earth’s Climate History: an advanced professional development program for faculty at minority-serving institutions.
Dates are June 21-27, 2015 at the Gulf Coast Repository at Texas A&M in College Station TX.
Expand your knowledge of Earth’s climate record and build scientific skills through a week of hands-on paleoclimate investigations. You will analyze data from sediment cores collected by the International Ocean Discovery Program.
Sign-ups are now open for live events with Expedition 354: Bengal Fan from February 10- March 28, 2015. You can sign up here<. This is a new sign-up system and requires a brief registration process. As always, events are free, but spots are limited, so sign up now to reserve a time on our schedule!
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