The ship is well into Exp. 354: Bengal Fan<. Exp. 354,which runs from January 29 – March 31, 2015. The crew on board is busy drilling a transect of sites across the middle Bengal Fan to obtain a record of Himalayan mountain-building and climate. Their objectives are to investigate interactions between the growth of the Himalayas, the development of the Asian monsoon, and processes affecting the carbon cycle and global climate.
We are now accepting application to sail on the JR as an Education Officer for Exp. 356, which runs from 31 July – 30 September, 2014! Information and application forms are available here<.
Will you be coming to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) convention in Chicago March 12-15? If so, please stop by and visit the IODP booth! We’ll be at Booth #693 and are eager to talk to you!
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 still 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!
We said it last month and we’ll say it again! We have just released a brand new version of our interactive video game, Mysteries of the Core! You can download it here< to play on your Mac or PC computer.
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