Life onboard our polar expedition

Life onboard our polar expedition

Much has happened in our 8 day transit from New Zealand to Antarctica. We learned about each other’s science and how we will work together in the coming weeks, hearing talks and taking tours. We crossed the Antarctic Circle and the Prime Meridian, and celebrated co-chief scientist Rob McKay’s birthday with a surprise party. Meals have been good, the gym frequented, sleep cherished. And during the transit we settled into life aboard ship. The ship…

Scientist Post: Imogen Browne

Scientist Post: Imogen Browne

Imogen Browne is a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida studying under Dr. Amelia Shevenell. Both are onboard scientists for Expedition 374, working as a physical properties specialist and sedimentologist respectively. Check out Dr. Shevenell’s blog, “Expedition Antarctica“. We will be resposting content from that blog as the expedition goes on. Follow Dr. Shevenell on Twitter at @ashevenell and Imogen Browne on Twitter at @ImogenMireille. Journeying to the Ross Sea, Antarctica aboard the…

Exp 374 Trailer

Exp 374 Trailer

Watch on YouTube: the Exp 374 Trailer Forty-five years ago, Leg 28 of the Ocean Drilling Program recovered cores from the Ross Sea that changed the way we think about Antarctic ice. Every decade our knowledge has advanced through more Antarctic drilling expeditions, including ANDRILL projects. Now, the International Ocean Discovery Program makes a long-awaited return to the Ross Sea on Expedition 374. Scientists from 13 different nations will look back in time to understand…

A landscape of ice

A landscape of ice

“So much water, so much water….” is a famous quote by our former president Mac Mahon (French president from 1873 to 1879). He would have said these words in front of dramatic flooding in the city of Toulouse. If this quote was applied to Antarctica today, I would like to switch it to “So much ice, so much ice….” Antarctica is the biggest freshwater reservoir on the planet, mainly in the form of ice. About…

Scientist Post: Francesca Sangiorgi

Scientist Post: Francesca Sangiorgi

Francesca Sangiorgi is a scientist sailing on expedition 374. She works as an assistant professor at Utrecht University. She will will be posting brief updates throughout the cruise, which will be shared here. More on her work: Dr. Sangiorgi’s main interests include eutrophication trends, natural variability vs anthropogenic changes in coastal areas, Neogene climate in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans, Late Quaternary paleoceanography of the Mediterranean Sea including episodes of widespread anoxia (sapropels). Dr. Sangiorgi focuses on…

Scientist Post: Brian Romans

Scientist Post: Brian Romans

Brian Romans is a scientist sailing aboard Expedition 374. He will blogging on his home institution’s – Virginia Tech – website here, and we will re-post his updates. Below are his first two posts, from October 19 and January 7. You can also follow Dr. Romans on Twitter and Instagram.   Getting ready to set sail Originally posted January 7, 2018 on the Virginia Tech Sedimentary Systems Research blog.  I’ve been in Lyttelton, New Zealand (port town…

Port Call

Port Call

Kia Ora from Lyttelton! I’m thrilled to be one of three onboard education and outreach officers for Expedition 374: Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History who will be blogging throughout our nine week journey. My name is Kim Kenny and my communication colleagues are Rosa Hughes-Currie and Agnès Pointu. The expedition is led by co-chiefs Laura De Santis and Rob McKay. View the full team here.  The JOIDES Resolution pulled into the port of Lyttelton,…

JR Profiles Episode 8: Imee Rose Ebarat, Steward

JR Profiles Episode 8: Imee Rose Ebarat, Steward

I got to sit down with Imee Ebarat, a steward on the JOIDES Resolution from the Philippines and ask her a few questions about herself and her job. See her written responses to my questions below and learn about different careers at sea!   Please tell us a little bit about yourself… Hi! My name is Imee Rose Ebarat and I’m from the Philippines. This is my first time on board the JOIDES Resolution and…

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…