Latest Developments in Ocean Exploration: LDEO’s New Research Vessel “Marcus G. Langseth” and the “New” “JOIDES Resolution” Drilling Ship (May 2009)

by | Jul 28, 2023 | Scientific research vessels, Uncategorized

Originally presented 9 May 2009

We’ll get a first-hand account of the modernization and most recent discoveries from the JOIDES Resolution drilling ship, provided by Dr. Gerry Iturrino of the LDEO Borehole Research Group. We’ll also provide a brief history of ocean exploration by Lamont-Doherty scientists, including the latest in a long line of LDEO  scientific research vessels, the “Marcus G. Langseth.”

Introduction to this Workshop

Here is today’s introductory presentation:

     ppt     pdf

Cutting-Edge Research

Dr. Gerardo Iturrino represented LDEO Borehole Research Group during the recent re-fitting of the JOIDES Resolution. Gerry spent much of the past two-plus years ‘commuting’ between NY, Singapore, and elsewhere to help get the JR back to sea.

Here is his presentation about what was accomplished, and future plans for the JR.          ppt version          pdf version

Note: There are embedded mages and movies in the powerpoint that may require appropriate software to unzip. Some of these features may not function in the pdf version.

Classroom Resources

JOI Learning — Home page for the Joint Oceanographic Institutions education program

Here are some direct links from JOI Learning:

Kids Page

Educators Home Page

Classroom Activities

School of Rock

Elementary and Secondary activities

Activity of the Month

Educational Materials

ODP Education Programs

Other Resources for This Topic

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) home page

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

LDEO Borehole Research Group

LDEO Office of Marine Operations