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Organisatorischer Endspurt vor Abreise

Jasmin und Anne organisierten bereits zahlreiche Forschungsfahrten für den Fachbereich Dynamik des Ozeanbodens – ob nach Papua-Neuguinea zur Erforschung von Flankenkollapsen an Vulkaninseln, ins Mittelmeer auf der Suche nach submarinen Süßwasser Aquiferen oder bereits 2015 die erste GeoSEA Ausfahrt SO244 in den Pazifik. Doch selten waren so viele Vorabreiten wie für diese Expedition notwendig. Gesundheitserklärung […]

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Enjoy Kieler Woche with the ‘Open Ship’ on Alkor today (Fr., 22nd June 2018)! At 15:00 we will be streaming live from IODP Expedition 376 Brothers Arc Flux aboard the DV JOIDES Resolution. When else do you have a chance to learn about our drilling operations at the other side of the globe?!

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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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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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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 […]

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Earthquake waves generated by the Sept 9, 2017 Mexiko earthquake (magnitude 8.2). The waves travel through the earth, similar to a medical computer tomography. We use these data to reconstruct the inner structure of our planet.

During our last days here in our working area we are shifting it into gear, because it is harvesting time! Finally we will have a look at our data coming back from the sea floor – we all have been waiting for this very moment since weeks now (and some of us since a few […]

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On the edge

Wet conditions on the edge. Photo: M. Neckel, GEOMAR/CAU.

In our last blog entries we have already reported on our gear and how difficult recovery can be at times. Today, we would like to share some of the daily working life of the scientists here on board with you. Marine geophysical surveys commonly require a large number of helping hands (and brains, of course). […]