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March 17, 2020
Spring field trips are canceled, which makes it really hard to get students charged up about Earth sciences. Here’s a selection of virtual field trips that can’t replace the real thing, but may help students not lose interest, and may even whet their appetites for the day we can venture out again, field notebooks and rock hammers in hand.
November 23, 2018
Field scientists, I have decided, are the lucky ones. Unlike a variety of other professions, field scientists have the opportunity to travel to remote places and observe the wonders of the world, to see magnificent environmental beauty and escape boring everyday life, all in the name of science. I had the chance to be one of these lucky field scientists up in the Arctic in August 2018.
January 12, 2018
I realised that even in remote areas you are never alone. Thanks to the support of BirdLife International I had the chance to talk with people of the local communities.
January 10, 2018
The surface of the ocean is a deep blue, with white-tipped waves crashing around the RV Investigator and towards the horizon.
January 9, 2018
The voyage brings together 20 students from universities all over Australia aboard the RV Investigator to learn and gain hands on experience in marine sciences. From a range of universities, we share our experience with grab sediment sampling.
December 7, 2017
After spending the first few days hugging the coast of the southern parts of Western Australia it is now time to let go of the protection of the land and venture further south.
November 28, 2017
Have you ever been on a field trip to the middle of the Southern Ocean? Well, we – Peta Vine, Sam Wines, Ajinkya Koleshwar and Rhiannan Mundana – have done exactly that by participating in the CAPSTAN Program.
October 13, 2017
Hace dos años, antes de convertirme en estudiante de posgrado, nunca habría pensado que estaría en el mar en una expedición de investigación sísmica.
August 2, 2017
As the summer draws to a close, I look back fondly on the field days I have had this summer, perhaps most fondly on June’s water chemistry field day.
June 29, 2017
Yesterday we were investigating marine volcanism via underwater fumaroles, and today we’re exploring the terrestrial side of Dominica! Scott Brame, a professor at Clemson University, took us to some of the most interesting geological features this volcanic island has to offer.