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Explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, is partnering with scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions to webcast a live scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean Nov. 10-18. People around the world will be able to view live video feeds and submit questions 24…

An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. “The results suggest we should be concerned about locations with large thicknesses of sediments in the trench, especially those which have built marginal…

Wired, Jun. 21, 2011 Featuring: Lorena Moscardelli

Teacher at Sea

Julie Pollard, a 7th and 8th grade science teacher from Watauga, Texas used a video-enabled laptop to take students on virtual tours of the ship. At one stop, a micropaleontologist was explaining how she and her colleagues were sampling cores to find nannofossils and she told the kids how many could fit across one human…

Craig Fulthorpe was a grad student when his advisor walked into his office and asked if he would like to be part of the first scientific expedition organized by the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). As luck would have it, a sedimentologist who had been scheduled to be on that cruise had to back out just…

The history of the Institute for Geophysics is to a large extent the history of the big three scientific ocean drilling programs. Multinational collaborations focused on scientific ocean drilling began with the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) in 1968. DSDP begat ODP, which in turn begat the current effort, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)….

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