Meet the Expedition #375 team!

The JOIDES Resolution boat has a lot of people on it for its size – there are 34 scientists who come from 10 different countries around the world. For some of the science party this is our very first expedition –  personally my only boat trips have been on NZ’s interislander! So this 2 month voyage is a huge adventure and challenge.

We also have 25 very experienced and talented technical crew on board who train incoming scientists on all the high-tech equipment in the labs, and who generally keep the science going. There’s a huge range of jobs on board and everyone has a specific role to fill to ensure the boat runs smoothly and we fulfill our science aims.

The ship itself is managed and run by Siem, with 49 staff who fix the engines, thrusters, drilling equipment, cranes, drill rig, and  electronics . And we can’t forget the catering and cleaning staff – there are 18 on board and they keep us comfortable and well fed. In fact it will be hard not to overeat…

The science crew on EXP375 – Hikurangi Subduction Zone



Aliki Weststrate
Tēnā koutou katoa – greetings. Ko Aliki Weststrate tōku ingoa. My name is Aliki and I’m the NZ based outreach officer and educator on this expedition to study the Hikurangi Subduction Margin. I am a science communicator and trained teacher. I love to connect science organisations to the education sector and general public. Lately I’ve been spending my days communicating the science of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone – NZ’s largest fault. On board Expedition #375 we’re drilling cores to study past earthquakes here and understand the fault properties. And, for the first time in NZ, we will install two sub-seafloor earthquake observatories. Follow the JR blog, FB, Instagram and Twitter to see how we’re going!
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