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…

Ihu o Hineraumati — Summer Solstice

Ihu o Hineraumati — Summer Solstice

With 14 hours and 53 minutes between sunrise and sunset, today is Ihu o Hineraumati (Summer Solstice), the longest day of the year here in Aotearoa (New Zealand)! The tilt of the Earth causes the southern hemisphere to be tilted toward (summer) and away (winter) from the sun at certain times of the year as the Earth travels around the Sun. The northern hemisphere is tilted the opposite way from the sun and is therefore in…

Seafaring Life

Seafaring Life

Greetings! Welcome to the JR blog for those who are new and also we welcome old friends. We are very excited to have you following our expedition and extremely excited to be here! Early this morning (or late last night for us nigh shifters) we embarked on our two month adventure at sea. Expedition 351 along with its counterpart legs- Expedition 350 and Expedition 352, look to provide some revolutionary insights into Island Arc formation….

Join us for a live broadcast tomorrow!

Join us for a live broadcast tomorrow!

Join us May 27th for a live broadcast aboard the JOIDES Resolution! Join us at 11am PST, 2pm EST, 7pm GMT on www.saganet.org/page/saganlive more information: http://saganet.org/events/live-broadcast-from-the-joides-resolution-ship-in-the-western-pac We will be doing a public broadcast that anyone can join via the SAGANet.org web platform. SAGANet (Social Action for a Grassroots Astrobiology Network) is an Astrobiology social network that encourages science to be accessible by posting relevant articles, hosting virtual events, through its virtual mentoring platform, and by…