Evidence is your anchor out at sea!

The potential for new discoveries on JOIDES Resolution is great. Like space, the ocean floor and below are a relatively new frontier.

Deniz Cukur - Petrophysics Specialist - Scientist Interview Series

Today I had the chance to sit down with Deniz Cukur who is sailing as a Petrophysics Specialist with the JOIDES Resolution. Here is my interview with him about his career and experience as a Petrophysicists!

Amanda: How many times have you sailed on a research vessel?

Beautiful People – Mon, Apr 24

I have been super fortunate to meet some amazing girls (56 to be exact and their teachers) from the STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee just outside Baton Rouge, LA. This post is dedicated to them. The girls visited LSU just last month to watch the movie Hidden Figures.

Magnetizing – Sun, Apr 23

This is a pic from the lab space used by the group working on the paleomagnetic signature in the cores. The small cubed-shape samples of the core are first wrapped in those shiny wrappers and passed through the Superconducting Rock Magnetometer (SRM) in the back, which measures the remanent magnetism in three directions. i.e., the permanent magnetism present in a rock before any treatment.

Chang Liu - Scientist Interview Series

Check out this great interview with Chang Liu graduate students sailing on the JOIDES Resolution for the first time -<

Chang - describing smear slide samples in the Sedimentology lab. - photo by Tim Fulton

Setting Sail from Hong Kong- remembering a great day!

Get a sense of what it is like to depart on an expedition. The scientists are excited for the research opportunities at sea -

Finding Nemo – Sat, Apr 22

Ok, the title is a little off; but we are at sea so this
works somehow, or maybe not?? What really struck me as I sat down to write this
post is the importance of finding grace in how you do what you do; maybe it is
called living gracefully or some other soulful and deep phraseology. On the JR,
there is no really private space and no time with 12 hour shifts everyday to

The School of Rock – Fri, Apr 21

I think this is a Jack Black movie or am I mixing things up?
I don’t have readily available internet access to look things up, so what you
read in this blog is what I have stored in memory. Of course, that movie had
nothing to do with rocks, but the play on words is good enough for me, and who

A magnetic personality is not all he has - Eric Ferré

May I introduce Eric Ferre. He has been sailing with us on the JOIDES Resolution as a Paleomagnetist and has been posting some wonderful pieces on his personal blog page:<

Don’t lose your cool – Thu, Apr 20

After many back-to-back hours of measuring rock properties on the cores, our group is being challenged. Our skillfully crafted work plan on who does what, when and how is showing some cracks. So how do you keep your
cool when the tension is high?

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