Once more beneath the Ross Sea

Once more beneath the Ross Sea

The science that the JOIDES Resolution is setting off to do is built upon decades of work done by many scientists. This began in 1973 when the first drilling ship to explore the world’s sub-seafloor story, the GLOMAR Challenger, sailed to the Ross Sea from Fremantle, Australia, on Leg 28 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Before we left port, we had a visit from Prof. Peter Barrett, who was one of 12 scientists on…

Coming on Site, Old vs. New

Coming on Site, Old vs. New

Yesterday, we arrived at our second site with little fanfare or excitement, which is a far cry from what it was like in the DSDP days.  With the advent of GPS, determining where a site is and how we stay on site is very different from the early days of drilling. In the early ’70s satellite navigation was the only accurate way to determine were we were.  Although a major breakthrough then, by today’s standards…