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 individual expedition’s research.

A key aspect of this outreach are live ship-to-shore broadcast events hosted by each expedition’s Education and Outreach Officer(s) aboard the JOIDES Resolution. These events are open to anyone – students, the general public, and other groups – around the world, and are customized for each group depending on needs, interests, and education level. The live events are a great opportunity to engage your students and community in international scientific exploration and inspire future generations to pursue STEM careers!

During these events, we talk to about the science of the current expedition and give tours of the ship. Members of the current science party serve as guest speakers to explain the research, discuss the sciences tools being used, talk about science careers, and show audiences around our laboratories here on the ship. We also do fun Q&A sessions where the audience can ask any questions they want about the science and/or ship life. It’s a great way to get to know the awesome science research being done aboard the JOIDES Resolution and learn about life at sea!

A scientist, Dr. Katja Heeschen, explains some of the work done in our “Core Laboratory” here on the ship.

Technical staff member, Susan Bohem, talks about some of the work done in our “Chemistry Laboratory”.

Live broadcast events can be scheduled during active expeditions throughout the year. We cordially invite you to sign up for a live broadcast event with us! For more information and instructions on signing up for a live broadcast please visit:

Another great way to engage with the JOIDES Resolution is on social media! Please follow and like us on…
Twitter: @TheJR
Facebook: JOIDES Resolution (@joidesresolution)
Instagram: @JOIDES_resolution
YouTube: The JOIDES Resolution
Also, when posting on social media, be sure to include the current expedition hashtag #EXP372.​

Stephanie Sharuga
Stephanie Sharuga has a Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University in the United States of America, where she studied and developed approaches for using submersibles for evaluating deep-sea benthic megafaunal communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Stephanie also holds a M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability from Illinois Institute of Technology, and B.Sc. in Biology and Earth & Ocean Sciences from the University of Victoria in Canada. Over the years, she has been involved in a variety of research, volunteer, and consulting projects, including with organizations such as the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Field Museum, and the International Ocean Discovery Program. Her past research has included projects that combine the studies of marine communities and seafloor geology, along with work in marine policy and environmental management. She has also been actively involved as both a ship and shore-based scientist for multiple oceanographic cruises over the years. Stephanie shares her lifelong passion for the ocean, environment, and science through a diverse variety of science education, outreach, and STEM mentoring activities.
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