The JR just wrapped up Expedition 355: Arabian Sea Monsoon, where it explored the interaction between the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau uplift, and the development and evolution of the Indian summer monsoon. You can find more information here<.
Now that this expedition has ended, the JR is going into a maintenance period until the end of July. Watch for updates on Expedition 356 starting then!
Captain Terry Skinner
Are you interested in the more nitty gritty details of science and engineering operations on board? You can always look up the daily and weekly reports from the ship here<.
We have now successfully recovered the top 200 m of the sediment at our new site and we are now preparing to drill deeply, hopefully as far as 1000 m below the seafloor into the igneous< basement of the Laxmi Basin. Click here< to read more.
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