A quarter at sea aboard International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 369 in the Great Australian Bight and eastern Indian Ocean Matt Jones
Studying sediments from beneath the ocean floor is crucial to reconstructing ocean circulation patterns, Earth's paleoclimate over the past ~130 Ma, and plate tectonics. However, the technical challenges associated with deep marine scientific coring are immense. The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and precursor programs have developed specialized vessels, equipment, and techniques to successfully operate in remote marine environments. This talk will summarize the recent IODP Expedition 369: Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics, from the perspective of a shipboard scientist. Students and faculty are invited to attend this presentation to learn about marine geology, the workings of a research vessel, IODP, life at sea, and opportunities for current and future graduate students with the program.