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May 10, 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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April 26, 2022

The first women of scientific ocean drilling

Do you know the names Maria Cita, Elizabeth Gealy, and Catherine Nigrini? They are important women in the history of scientific ocean drilling.

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April 24, 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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April 22, 2022

IODP EXP 390 and Earth Day 2022 – Invest In Our Planet

What future investments can we make on the JR to be in partnership with the planet? Scientists on Expedition 390 have been reflecting upon the Earth Day 2022 theme and the mission of scientific ocean drilling.

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April 20, 2022

Ocean literacy and IOPD Expedition 390

The following is a repost from the JOIDES Resolution blog for Expedition 390 – South Atlantic Transect 1. I wrote the post How Expedition 390 Advances Ocean Literacy while sailing on the JR to help educators see the connection between the scientific mission of my expedition and why it matters to students and to those that are not scientists as defined by the Ocean Literacy Principles.

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April 18, 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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April 3, 2022

A reading list on scientific ocean drilling for university undergraduate students

I’ve been exploring articles on the past, present, and future of scientific ocean drilling. As I’ve come across several articles to use with the students in my college classroom, I thought I would compile and share this list so that and anyone with a general interest in scientific ocean drilling could read, learn, and share.

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DSDP Leg 3 – a legacy expedition for plate tectonics

Before heading out on IODP Expedition 390, I’m taking a look at why this South Atlantic location for coring and drilling in the deep ocean is so important for scientific and historical reasons.

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April 1, 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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March 26, 2022

The science communications from H.M.S. Challenger were “Good Words” and more

Scientists on the first oceanographic expedition realized how important it was to engage in science communication and storytelling outside of their science circles, while at sea and upon returning home. This is a good reminder that we need to continue to build upon those early messages sent via snail mail, using our modern-day technologies, to share our oceanographic work with others. Communications, no matter what the tool utilized, is key to education, engagement, excitement, and increasing science literacy across all audiences.

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