2013 SCIMPI Expedition 341S
School of Rock!
Investigating Earth’s history and the deep biosphere using samples from below the seafloor aboard the JOIDES Resolution
Sponsored by IODP-USIO and Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Program Dates: May 17 – May 30, 2013
During this School of Rock research experience, educators will conduct hands-on analyses of cores and microbial samples with scientists and technicians who specialize in Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) research. This workshop will focus on evidence obtained from samples collected in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Investigations will cover topics such as faults and hard rock geology; micropaleontology, microbiology and the deep biosphere; sedimentology and biostratigraphy; engineering for science and tools for sampling the subseafloor environment. Participants will also observe the installation of a Simple Cabled Instrument for Measuring Parameters in-Situ (SCIMPI) into the seafloor. The workshop will include time to collaborate with scientists, specialists, and other participants to create ways to integrate the experience into instruction and time for live broadcasts and interactions with audiences on-shore.