Careers At Sea News

End Of Cruise And Farewell!

After a night of quiet introspection on the JR the time has finally come. Tobias, Joanne, Dan and your blogger…

Ginny Edgcomb: Searching For The Fungi of Guaymas

This Q&A is part of the “Career Spotlight” series of Expedition 385     Can you tell me a little…

Accessibility involves: Teamwork, ingenuity, and illegal parking.

Geology, and science in general, is for everyone. Everyone should be allowed to have opportunities to explore the world. Just…

What Does it Take to be a Scientist?

What does it take to be a scientist? Ask a scientist what characteristics contribute to a successful scientific career, and…

Career Spotlight: Education Outreach Officer Sian Proctor

Sian Proctor Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Documentary Producer Brian Cimagala

Brian Cimagala Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Sedimentologist Shinya Iwasaki

Shinya Iwasaki Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Sedimentologist Sui Wan

Sui Wan Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Core Technician Elisabetta Olivo

Elisabetta Olivo Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Operations Superintendent Kevin Grigar

Kevin Grigar Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Stratigraphic Correlator Christina Ravelo

Christina Ravelo Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Paleomagnetist Xiangyu Zhao

Xiangyu Zhao Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Core Technician Ionela Samoila

Ionela Samoila Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Marine Technician Chang Liu

Chang Liu Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Sr. Application Developer Jon Howell

Jon Howell Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Profile: Physical Properties Scientist Elisabeth Michel

Elisabeth Michel Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Sedimentologist Jesse Farmer

Jesse Farmer Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Physical Properties Specialist Vera Lawson

Vera Lawson Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Micropaleontologist Oliver M. Esper

Oliver M. Esper Interview     Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing…

Career Spotlight: Sedimentologist Li Lo

Li Lo Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Micropaleontologist Igor Venancio de Oliveira

Igor Venancio de Oliveira Interview     Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be…

Career Spotlight: Inorganic Geochemist Chandranath Basak

Chandranath Basak Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Micropaleontologist Alexandre L. de Souza

Alexandre L. de Souza Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on…

Career Spotlight: Sedimentologist Inah Seo

Inah Seo Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Micropaleontologist Raj Singh

Raj Singh Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Inorganic Geochemist Lisa Herbert

Lisa Herbert Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Organic Geochemist Simone Moretti

Simone Moretti Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Assistant Laboratory Officer Sandra Herrmann

Sandra Herrmann Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Application Developer Timothy Blaisdell

Timothy Blaisdell Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Paleontologist Mariem Saavedra Pellitero

Mariem Saavedra Pellitero Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on…

Career Spotlight: Paleomagnetism Technician Skyler Jordan

Skyler Jordan Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Publications Specialist Ekant Desai

Ekant Desai Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Curator Katy Smith

Curator Katy Smith Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

Career Spotlight: Micropaleontologist Anieke Brombacher

Anieke Brombacher Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Wireline Engineer Clay Furman

Clay Furman Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Micropaleontologist Elisa Malinverno

Elisa Malinverno Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Stratigraphic Correlator Jennifer Middleton

Jennifer Middleton Interview   Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a…

Career Spotlight: Organic Geochemist Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith Interview Please describe your job duties while on the JR. What will you be doing on a daily…

The Crossover

The crossover is the daily meeting of science teams between shifts. We share what we did during our shift and…

Meet the Lab Groups of Expedition 382!

There are five different laboratories aboard the JOIDES Resolution, each contributing a unique set of measurements for each core. Here…

Casting into the Blue Podcast Series and Listening Guide

Casting into the Blue is a podcast series about the interesting jobs and people who are on board the JOIDES…

June 15: Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA)

Reddit Ask Me Anything session Friday, June 15 at 2pm EDT! Right now, we are towards the end of Expedition…

Putting the “Arts” in STEM

Greetings!  As we are waiting for the next core to be brought on deck, I thought I would try my…

Three things I learnt during my first week at sea

I am currently writing this blog post after my first week aboard the JOIDES Resolution. Before this adventure, I had…

Undergraduate Resource based on Exp. 352

Thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Ryan and colleagues for sharing this great example of a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) that…

Exp 375 – Photo Journey to NZ’s Largest Fault

Watch photo highlights of Expedition 375 to the Hikurangi Subduction Zone – New Zealand’s largest fault.

JOIDES Resolution Board Game

Check out this involved and intriguing board game about science aboard the JR developed by our Education Officer for Exp….

Guest Blog: Annika Greve

Did you know that Earth is the only terrestrial planet that has a very strong magnetic field? And that it…

Guest blog: Srisharan Shreedharan

My pathway into Geology My formal undergraduate training is in geological engineering. This included learning about everything from building tunnels…

Guest blog: Ake Fagereng

I’m sailing on this expedition as a structural geologist, and as such my main interest is in how rocks deform…

Exp 375 – a micro-paleontologist

  Martin is a micro-paleontologist.  He identifies, counts and arranges really small creatures on microscope slides and listens to cricket….

Guest Blog: Hannah Rabinowitz

Growing up in New Mexico, it’s hard to avoid the sheer majesty of the Earth and the enormity of geologic…

GUEST BLOG: Adam Woodhouse – Micro Paleontologist

My primary field of research is the mechanistic drivers of evolution and extinction within single-celled marine organisms from the Cenozoic era (the last…

GUEST BLOG: Robert Harris – Petrophysics (Physical Properties) Specialist

I’m participating on IODP Expedition #375 as a physical properties and downhole tools specialist.  My primary interest is in the…

Core Science # 2 – we talk to scientists about their core samples

Core Science #2 – sampling the cores

A CORE SAMPLE is a specific sample a scientist chooses to do experiments on because they are interested in its…

Exp. 375 – First core on deck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csW9lq7veRY​ Geologists see sediment cores as a written history, it’s exciting and fascinating.  The samples are studied for years, new…

Meet the Expedition #375 team!

The JOIDES Resolution boat has a lot of people on it for its size – there are 34 scientists who…

JR Profiles Episode 16: Leah LeVay, Expedition Project Manager

I got to sit down with IODP expedition project manager and staff scientist Leah LeVay from the United States to…

Guest Blog: Satoko Owari, Inorganic Geochemist

My research topic is identifying the source and migration of fluids in marine sediments using radioactive iodine (129I) with a half-life…

JR Profiles Episode 15: Katja Heeschen, Geochemist

I got to sit down with science party member Katja Heeschen, a geochemist from GFZ in Germany, to learn about…

Guest blog: Brandon Dugan, Marine Geoscientist

When I tell people I’m a marine geoscientist who gets a lot of information from drilling wells in the ocean,…

JR Profiles Episode 14: Sandra Herrman, Assistant Lab Officer

I got to talk with Sandra Herrman, the JR Assistant Lab Officer to find out learn about what a lab…

Survey Camera Sights: Part 2

An unanticipated need to send the JOIDES Resolution survey camera platform down along the drilling pipe at our second study…

JR Profiles Episode 13: Charina “Charly” Apostadero, Steward

I got to sit down with Charina Apostadero, a steward on the JR to ask questions about herself and her…

Guest Blog: Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, Sedimentology

When I was in college studying Geology, in my hometown in Patras, Greece, I was fortunate to have a great…

JR Profiles Episode 12: Bubba Attryde, Toolpusher/Coring Technician

I got to sit down with Bubba Attryde, a toolpusher and coring technician on the JR from the United States,…

Survey Camera Sights: Part 1

Here on the JOIDES Resolution, the scientists’ sights are usually focused on the seafloor and exploring the interesting geology below…

JR Profiles Episode 11: Ian Cortez, Roughneck

I got to sit down with Ian Cortez, a roughneck on the JR from the Philippines to ask him a…

JR Profiles Episode 10: Susan Boehm, Marine Technician

I got to sit down with Susan Boehm, a marine technician on the JR from the United States, to learn…

A Meeting Between Scientist and Student-Pen Pal

For all scientists wanting to make positive impacts and promote STEM fields to our future generations, let me tell you…

JR Profiles Episode 9: Shuoshuo Han, Marine Geophysicist

I got to sit down with science party member Shuoshuo Han, a Marine Geophysicist from the University of Texas Institute…

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…

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…

JR Profiles Episode 6: David McNamara – Structural Geologist

I got to sit down with science party member David McNamara, a structural geologist from Ireland, to learn about what…

JR Profiles Episode 5: Joshu Mountjoy – Marine Geologist

I got to sit down with science party member Joshu Mountjoy, a marine geologist from New Zealand, to learn about…

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…

JR Profiles Episode 4: Glenn Barrett – Driller

I got to sit down with Glenn Barrett, a member of the JR drill team (not the dancing kind), to…

JR Profiles Episode 3: Minh Huynh – Marine Computer Specialist

I got to sit down with Minh Huynh, one of two Marine Computer Specialists on the JR, to learn about…

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…

JR Profiles Episode 2: Lisa Crowder – Assistant Lab Officer

I got to sit down with Lisa Crowder, the JR Assistant Lab Officer to find out learn about what a…

JR Profiles Episode 1: Kevin Grigar – Operations Superintendent

I got to sit down with Kevin Grigar, the JR Operations Superintendent to find out learn about what an Operations…

JR Book Club with Alyssa

Alyssa is the publications specialist for Expedition 369. She is responsible for collecting and organizing the publications as well as…

Tracy’s Way – How to Get Geoscience Superpowers

Tracy Quan, a scientist sailing on Expedition 369, had this to say about the how and why to becoming a…

Tracy’s Way – My path into science

When I tell people that I live in Oklahoma, some are surprised because I don’t look like their perception of…

The “Unsung Hero’s” of the JR.

The technical staff on the JR, are a very experienced and resourceful group of professionals and as true professionals, they…

Science at Sea

An Adventure: By Sherry Frazier, Research Associate IODP Every expedition brings a new destination, a new group of guest Scientists,…

May All Scientists Have Good Mothers!

I know, it may seem a bit odd to start a blog entry on an advanced oceangoing research vessel by…

Chang Liu – Scientist Interview Series

Can you introduce yourself please? Hey my name is Chang Liu I’m a PhD student from Louisiana State University. I’m…

WOMEN IN GEOSCIENCE AND TECHNICS : Natsue

Easter Rocks! Kevin Talks! Meet your Operations Superintendent

Science Careers are Cool

I have just finished my first week at the School of Rock on board the research vessel JOIDES Resolution.  My…

SciMath Career #6: Logging Scientist

For all the kids in Phoenix and at the Wrigley Institute:  Stefan Mrozewski is one of our three Canadians on…

Classroom Activities About Careers At Sea

Antarctic Log Comic – Expedition 379: Amundsen Sea

A team of 116 ship crew, scientists, technicians, and communicators took to the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica’s fastest-warming sea aboard the…

Podcast Series “Casting into the Blue” Episode 5 Interview with the Doctor

Casting into the Blue is a podcast series about the interesting jobs and people who are on board the JOIDES…

Podcast Series “Casting into the Blue” Episode 4 Interview with the Curator

Casting into the Blue is a podcast series about the interesting jobs and people who are on board the JOIDES…

Podcast Series “Casting into the Blue” Episode 3 Interview with the Chief Engineer

Casting into the Blue is a podcast series about the interesting jobs and people who are on board the JOIDES…

Podcast Series “Casting into the Blue” Episode 2 Interview with a Lab Technician

Casting into the Blue is a podcast series about the interesting jobs and people who are on board the JOIDES…

Podcast Series “Casting into the Blue” Episode 1 Interview with the Captain

Casting into the Blue is a podcast series about the interesting jobs and people who are on board the JOIDES…

Expedition Career Trading Cards

Download the Career Trading Cards pdf to discover the variety of career options available on a given expedition. Learn how…

Uncovering Earth’s Secrets: a free children’s book

How to download the ebook: For iPads and Macs: Uncovering Earth’s Secrets was designed specifically to fit on an iPad screen….

Introduction to the JR powerpoint

Science Picture Explorations

These mini-lessons are designed to introduce young children to and encourage exploration of a variety of subjects related to the…

Tales of the Resolution Reading Activities

These educational activities are designed to support mastery of the College and Career Readiness anchor standards identified in the Common Core State Standards…

How Do Scientists Conduct Research on Ancient Environments?

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Video Guide JR Time Machine

Bubba’s Tour

Take a tour of The JR with ship core technician, Bubba. Learn about scientific ocean drilling and how scientists use the rocks and sediments they gather from the ocean floor to uncover history. Test your knowledge with Bubba’s challenge questions and complete a puzzle to get a certificate.

Episode 5: Choose Your Own Tales of the Resolution – Jobs on the JR

The reader can select to follow a scientist, an engineer, or a welder through a re-creation of an expedition where…

Episode 6: In Search of Ancient Lava Flows

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Episode 4: Arctic Rainforest

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Episode 3: Resolution Reloaded

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Mohawk Guy and his Band of Neogene Planktic Foraminifer Friends

JOIDES Resolution STEM Careers

Use the above activity with Playing Cards from Expedition 345: Hess Deep Rift.

JOIDES Resolution Website Exploration

Citizen Scientists and Decision Making

From websites and newspapers to Internet searches, the evening news, and popular magazines, “Citizen Scientists,” often receive and have to decipher scientific information directly from the media. But sometimes it’s a confusing process.

Careers at Sea Conducting Science on the JOIDES Resolution

In this activity students explore the diversity of careers aboard an ocean research vessel called the JOIDES Resolution to learn how the skills and expertise of each individual and the teamwork of the group are essential to the success of the science. Students read brief descriptions about the many jobs represented on the ship, then choose one job of interest.

It’s a Small World After All

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program is one of the world’s largest international cooperative science programs. Nowhere is that fact more evident than on the decks of the JOIDES Resolution. Each expedition on this United States sponsored drilling vessel includes a diversity of people from all over the world.