Monthly program update for the IODP
The U.S. Science Support Program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellows.
Many people think that science is a step by step linear process that is similarly followed by all scientists. In reality, the process is a highly dynamic, creative and non-linear endeavor that is often unpredictable, requires problem solving skills, and relies on the collaboration among different specialists.
While the JOIDES Resolution was in port at Yokohama, US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy paid a visit to the ship, along with several members of her staff and officials from MEXT - the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
(Click to enlarge) The study used data from the new NEEM ice core drilled in Greenland. Scientists now have a fuller picture of what happened at the poles during the last warm phase on Earth. (From BBC News / by Jonathan Amos) — Known as the Eemian, this time period extended from roughly [...]
New research by Yale University scientists challenges a long-standing paradigm for temperature variability in the Pacific Ocean, casting doubt on the existence of a past period of “permanent” El Niño-like conditions and suggesting that the tropics could grow markedly hotter.
(Click to enlarge) The break-up of Eurasia tens of millions of years ago led to the formation of islands such as Palawan (Per-Andre Hoffmann/Picture Press/Alamy) International expedition hopes to unravel mysteries of the South China Sea, one of the world’s most geologically important seas. (From Nature / by Jane Qiu) — The South [...]
The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration among scientists, students, engineers, marine technicians and educators.
Decision follows authorization from the National Science Board; decadal survey will review NSF's ocean sciences portfolio
Breathing Underwater: Scientists Find Evidence of Microscopic Life Scavenging for Oxygen Deep in Oceanic Crust
Although long thought to be devoid of life, the bottom of the deep ocean is now known to harbor entire ecosystems teeming with microbes.
The deep biosphere—the realm of sediments far below the seafloor—harbors a vast ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, and fungi that are actively metabolizing, proliferating, and moving
The scientific ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution will soon embark on its next adventure, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 341 (Southern Alaska Margin Tectonics, Climate and Sedimentation).
(Click to enlarge) JOURNEY: Carol Larson, education team leader for the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, is off to Alaska in June to do voluntary work on the IODP-Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme geological research ship Joides Resolution. (Credit: Glenn Taylor) During a GNS camp staged at the National Aquarium last year, [...]
Randi Wold-Brennon, a middle school teacher at the Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sciences Public Charter School in Pahoa, has been chosen to participate in the School of Rock Expedition for Educators.
Beginning April 1, nineteen science educators from across North America will live on board the scientific ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution for nine days, as participants in the latest “School of Rock Expedition for Educators” professional development workshop.
An international team of scientists has completed an ocean drilling expedition in the eastern Pacific, more than 600 miles west of the Galapágos Islands.
Scientists involved with IODP Expedition 343 (Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project) discussed their preliminary findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, Massachusetts.
The devastating earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 may have unexpectedly released nearly all of the energy that had built up near the source of the resulting tsunami, new research suggests.
The JOIDES Resolution continued Expedition 345 (Hess Deep Plutonic Crust) this month. Drilling operations are focused on a large, craggy underwater rift valley near the Galapágos Islands known as Hess Deep.
Ocean Leadership has compiled a 2011 Year in Review for our newsletter readers. We hope that this gives you a great understanding of the breadth of work that our organization completed in 2012.