JR Profiles Episode 7: Aggeliki Georgiopoulou – Marine Geologist

JR Profiles Episode 7: Aggeliki Georgiopoulou – Marine Geologist

I got to sit down with science party member Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, a structural geologist from Ireland, to learn about what a marine geologist does. Watch the interview here and learn about geology careers at sea! Aggeliki is originally from Greece and has translated her answers into Greek for us! Πες μας λίγα πράγματα για τον εαυτό σου: Με λένε Αγγελική Γεωργιοπούλου, όλοι με φωνάζουν Άγκυ, που είναι πιο εύκολο για τους μη ελληνόφωνους φίλους και…

Stargazing at Sea – Sparkly Night Shows Aboard the JOIDES Resolution

Stargazing at Sea – Sparkly Night Shows Aboard the JOIDES Resolution

Sometimes working the night shift has sparkly benefits! Lately, we have been going outside on deck at night to take advantage of most of the lights being off during our transit across the Southern Ocean and Tasman Sea, from Australia to New Zealand. The stargazing has been great, with beautiful starry skies ✨ and an easily visible Milky Way galaxy spreading across the sky – things that are difficult to see when you live in…

JR in the Feedspot Top 50 Oceanic Blogs!

JR in the Feedspot Top 50 Oceanic Blogs!

We recently got some great news here on Expedition 372 aboard the JOIDES Resolution…Our blog has been selected as one of the Top 50 Oceanic Blogs on the web!!! We’re definitely honoured that we have been chosen from among many great contenders (including some of my other personal favourites, too). We’re happy our global audiences love to visit us to learn more about awesome ocean and geology sciences, ship life, marine careers, and a variety…

3407 nautical miles – how do we get to New Zealand?

3407 nautical miles – how do we get to New Zealand?

While we are still transiting from Fremantle to New Zealand, I got curious about navigation. How is the course planned? How do weather and ocean currents affect plotting a course? How has technology changed the way ships are navigated around the ocean? Thankfully, Second Mate Edmund Ancheta was kind enough to answer my questions again. His responses are paraphrased below. What are the different ways the ship’s track is planned and followed? The passage undertaken by…

Explaining complicated things with simple words: The Up Goer Five Challenge

Explaining complicated things with simple words: The Up Goer Five Challenge

NOTE: With the exception of this note and the words in italics, this blog post is written with only the most commonly used 1,000 (or “ten hundred”) words. It may sound a bit silly but as you’ll see, it can be an important outreach exercise in breaking complex subjects down into their basic components. If you want to learn more about explaining complicated concepts with simple words, check out the work of Randall Munroe, author…

Live Broadcasts with Expedition 372

Live Broadcasts with Expedition 372

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international research collaboration that coordinates seagoing expeditions to explore the Earth’s history by studying sediments and rocks beneath the seafloor. The scientific drillship, JOIDES Resolution, is part of this program and hosts international, collaborative research expeditions throughout the year. Important components of the JOIDES Resolution’s expeditions include education and outreach designed to engage communities around the world in the activities of the IODP, JOIDES Resolution, and each…