Posts by masako

The “Mini boat” was launched for global outreach projects during the AUV Sentry cruise in Indian Ocean!

Students at Sacred Heart School students, under the direction of Clair Lombardo, chair of the Science Department, are putting the final touches on Sacred Heart’s first school-built mini-boat research vessel, “Sacred Heart Star of the Sea,” for eventual launch in the Indian Ocean. Let’s monitor where the Miniboat is sailing right now!!! Read more on…

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AUV Sentry set sail to map the uncharted oceanfloor in the roaring forties

Scientists and AUV Sentry team has set sail to map and dregde the uncharted part of the southwest Indian Ridge, “Marion Rise”, with international collaborators. Scientists, lead by Prof. Huaiyang Zhou, practice Tai-chi on morning fantail of TGT to stay calm and sail on soon into the roaring forties. Read more on this cruise, here…

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ROV JASON expedition at Hikurangi Subduction Zone

Current ROV JASON expedition is highlighted by Dr. Clair McKinley (Univ. Washington) on her blog posted in The Eastcoastlab. The science mission is to understand the seismogenesis of a subduction zone, represented by Hikurangi Subduction Zone. “There are several unique things about the Hikurangi subduction zone that make it a great place to examine earthquake…

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HOV Alvin Dive: “Montana State Univ. has been represented in some of the world’s most remote regions and in outer space.”

Missoulian features the biochemist and assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry of Montana State University, Roland Hatzenpichler’s Alvin dive in Guyamas Basin last fall. Alvin dive allowed him to take a great step toward addressing a fundamental science question: “There are very large amounts of material that is being degraded in oceans every day and…

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“Flying Deep”: a PEN Award-winning, Washington Post-praised children’s book about HOV Alvin

The Herald News features the South Coast Children’s book illustrator, Nicole Wong, displays work in her hometown gallery. The exhibition includes her stunning work for “Flying Deep” Exhibition Info: Narrows Gallery (16 Anawan St., Fall River) Open through Jan. 29. Admission: Free. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and during concerts.  

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San Diego Open House!

On December 23rd, #NSF_funded Early Career Scientist Training cruise crossed finish line at The R/V Atlantis, #NDSF_WHOI #HOVAlvin, and #AUVSentry San Diego open house event. A moment of “joie de vivre” in oceanography community: Dr. Ross Parnell-Turner (right), an Early Career Chief Scientist in training from the AT 42-06 cruise and a recently appointed professor…

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Successful live broadcast to AGU from HOV Alvin/AUV Sentry cruise on R/V Atlantis

On December 11th, 12th, and 13th, we have successfully convened live broadcast to AGU exhibition booth from HOV Alvin/AUV Sentry cruise (AT 42-06). This event was a part of #NSF_funded NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training. Thanks to American Geophysical Union for supporting the pre-cruise webinar series and the live broadcast!! NSF/UNOLS/AGU EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST TRAINING…

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