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Our first sampling party and the end of Hole U1528D

Latitude: 38.872°S Longitude: 178.940°E Days at sea: 40   The last week on the JOIDES Resolution was very exciting! Another storm hit us with wave heights up to 4.3 m. This meant we had to stop our operations and were “WOWing” (waiting on weather) again. While, usually, this is a time we mostly spend writing […]

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Kieler Woche 2018 – der #OzeanKiWo ist wieder da!

Noch vor der offiziellen Eröffnung der Kieler Woche 2018 besucht Bundespräsident Steinmeier in Begleitung des schleswig-holsteinischen Ministerpräsidenten Daniel Günther, des Kieler Oberbürgermeisters Ulf Kämpfer und des Kieler Stadtpräsidenten Hans-Werner Tovar die Kiellinie und kommt dabei auch am GEOMAR vorbei. Foto: Jan Steffen

Die Kieler Woche 2018 hat noch gar nicht richtig angefangen (die offizielle Eröffnung erfolgt erst heute Abend um 19:30 Uhr), doch der #OzeanKiWo, das Programm der Kieler Meereswissenschaften, in schon in vollem Gange. Im Umweltzelt der Stadt Kiel präsentiert das GAME-Programm neueste Erkenntnisse zum Thema Plastik im Meer. Im Zelt der Christian-Albrechts-Universität  “Kieler Uni Live” […]

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WOWing and drilling progress

Latitude: 34.882°S Longitude: 179.068°E Days at Sea: 32 In the last post, Karen mentioned the term ‚WOWing‘. The term is actually an abbreviation for ‘Waiting-On-Weather’ and means that the weather and/or the seas are too rough to continue with our operations. This happened already a few times during our Expedition, the last time on Thursday. […]

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The life of a core

May 27, 2018 Latitude: 34° 52.52’S Longitude: 179°03.52’E Days at sea: 19 Let’s follow a core that gets on deck of the JOIDES Resolution. It has to endure a lot of procedures before it is allowed to relax in its d-tube, where it waits for shipping to the storage facility in Japan. After the core […]

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Sustainable Drilling

Latitude: 34.882º S Longitude: 179.068º E Days at sea: 12 The last few days were quite successful. We managed to drill more than 200 metres into the northwestern rim of the Brothers caldera and retrieved some wonderful cores. Fresh lava for us igneous petrologists and vocanologists, altered rocks for our alteration specialists and sulphides for […]

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Hunting snails way out in the Atlantic

After four weeks of intensive planning and discussing in March 2018 with our fellow Gamies (aka GAME students) in Kiel, Team Madeira finally arrived on the island of Madeira in the beginning of April. Who is team Madeira? It is Anne, who is studying Geoecology at the University of Potsdam, and Felicitas, who is studying […]

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Between a rock and a hard place…

Just as most scientists, geologists spend most of their working time in front of a computer (i.e., the hard place) – sometimes interrupted by some time in the lab, depending on your specialty. The best thing about Geology though is that we have to go into the field or on research cruises like this one, […]

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At Site U1527 and drilling

May 10, 2018 Latitude: 34.867° S Longitude: 179.061° E Days at sea: 2 On Wednesday (May 9) morning, we left the port of Auckland and started our transit to Brothers Volcano. The seas were calm and the weather warm and sunny. Thus, the 24h transit was very smooth, there were no issues with seasickness and […]

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On board.

May 6, 2018 Latitude: 36° 50.60’S Longitude: 174°46.80’E Days at sea: 0 Hello and welcome to the IODP Expedition 376 “Brothers Arc Flux” Blog May 6, the start of our expedition. Our staff scientist, Tobias Hoefig, picked us and the other scientists up at the hotel in Auckland and brought us to the Freyberg Wharf […]