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29 May 2022

Ships returning to Cape Town – H.M.S. Challenger and JOIDES Resolution

Cape Town has served as a port of call for these two scientific vessels and others, playing an important role in supporting science at sea.

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10 May 2022

Knowledge about oceans on other worlds starts with our own

the possibility of finding life in the universe has increased thanks to the ocean analog from our own planet. Samples from Expedition 390, which are collected from aa subsurface environment where basement is in contact with water, will advance our scientific knowledge and may help guide the direction for future astrobiology research as we continue to search for life in Earth’s deep ocean system and on other worlds.

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24 April 2022

Voicemails from the JR – what would we say?

This project has not only been a fun way for me to document our expedition, but it also records the voices of ship participants and their actual feelings at the moment – the excitement, the frustration, the sadness.. all of it authentic and in their own voice.

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18 April 2022

Tracking ocean expeditions while at sea with Google Earth

For those that head off to do fieldwork, especially on the ocean, I encourage you to think about creating your own Google Earth file with daily updates to keep other engaged and informed about your work.

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1 April 2022

JOIDES Resolution Expedition 390 – what to know before we go

The co-chief scientists of IODP joint Expeditions 390/393 responded to this question: What is one piece of information you would like a person (non-scientist) to know about the upcoming EXP 390/393? See how each responded!

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21 March 2022

On-site training to be an Onboard Outreach Officer on JOIDES Resolution

What happens between the time one is accepted to sail on the JR as an education/outreach officer and the actual day one boards the ship? Alot of training! Learn more about how we prepare to do science communications from the JOIDES Resolution.

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18 March 2022

The missions of H.M.S. Challenger and JOIDES Resolution – a comparison of ocean exploration then and now

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the departure of the first ocean research expedition, H.M.S. Challenger. This year is when I am departing on JOIDES Resolution. I thought it would be interesting with Challenger’s anniversary to take a moment and reflect upon the mission of each research vessel to see how their missions are different between the two ships and over time.

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3 November 2021

My journey to becoming an Outreach Officer on the JOIDES Resolution

I’ve been asked by several colleagues what exactly that means to be an Outreach Officer on a research vessel and how you become one to begin with – this post is a write up that details some of this information.

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