Development of Antarctic Ice Sheet Triggered a Unique Marine Ecosystem

PRESS RELEASE April 19, 2013   Development of Antarctic Ice Sheet Triggered a Unique Marine Ecosystem Fossils collected on board the JOIDES Resolution provide insight into modern Antarctic ...Read more...

JOIDES Resolution Retrieves Young Crustal Rocks from Hess Deep Rift

PRESS RELEASE March 21, 2013   JOIDES Resolution Retrieves Young Crustal Rocks from Hess Deep Rift An international team of scientists has completed an ocean drilling expedition in t ...Read more...

New Report in Science Illuminates Stress Change during the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake from seafloor boreholes

PRESS RELEASE February 7, 2013   New Report in Science Illuminates Stress Change During the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake from Seafloor Boreholes The 11 March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earth ...Read more...

Additional information on Chikyu's New World Drilling-Depth Record of Scientific Ocean Drilling

Press Release For Immediate Release 10 September 2012 Off Hachinohe, Japan- Chikyu, the state-of-the-art scientific research vessel, which broke the previous record for deepest drilling dept ...Read more...

Chikyu Sets a New World Drilling-Depth Record of Scientific Ocean Drilling

Press Release For Immediate Release September 6, 2012    Off Hachinohe, Japan—Scientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu sets a world new record by drilling down and obtains rock sa ...Read more...

New Nature Study Illuminates 55 Million Years of the Carbon Cycle and Climate History

Press Release For Immediate Release    August 30, 2012 A study in the August 30 issue of Nature provides, in unprecedented detail, the history of a crucial indicator of the relationship bet ...Read more...

Return to the Japan Trench: New Subseafloor Observatory Begins Measurement of Frictional Heating by the 2011 Tohoku, Japan Earthquake

Press Release For Immediate Release July 23, 2012 International team aboard Chikyu successfully completed installation of a temperature observatory in the borehole by reaching the fault that caused  ...Read more...

Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project - Understanding the Devastating Tsunami 2011

Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST)  -Importance for Understanding the Devastating Tsunami from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake- The Deep-Sea Scientific Drilling Vessel Chikyu, operated by the  ...Read more...

In an Underwater River of Sand and Mud off the Iberian Coast, Six Million Years of Earth History

  PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release January 18, 2012 In an Underwater River of Sand and Mud off the Iberian Coast, Six Million Years of Earth History Scientists have just  ...Read more...

Scientists Study Earthquake Triggers in Pacific Ocean

For Immediate Release June 30, 2011   Scientists Study Earthquake Triggers in Pacific Ocean Puntarenas, Costa Rica - New samples of rock and sediment from the depths of the eastern Pacifi ...Read more...

Heavy Metal Meets Hard Rock: Battling through the Ocean Crust's Hardest Rocks

  PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release June 22, 2011 Heavy Metal Meets Hard Rock: Battling through the Ocean Crust's Hardest Rocks to Capture the Boundary Between Magma and Wat ...Read more...

Scientists Set Course for Next Decade of Scientific Ocean Drilling

Scientists Set Course for Next Decade of Scientific Ocean Drilling Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Global climate change, earthquakes, and tsunami generation are some of the most pressing geoscientific ...Read more...

Ancient Undersea Volcanoes Yield Clues to Earth Dynamics

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 15, 2011 Ancient Undersea Volcanoes Yield Clues to Earth Dynamics Auckland, New Zealand - Over 800 meters (nearly half a mile) of rock pulled fro ...Read more...

New Seafloor Observatory Takes Pulse of Planet in Pacific Northwest

New Seafloor Observatory Takes Pulse of Planet in Pacific Northwest A team of scientists from the Geological Survey of Canada and NEPTUNE- Canada have recently returned from a successful research ex ...Read more...

Deciphering the Mysteries of an Ancient Seafloor Goliath

Deciphering the Mysteries of an Ancient Seafloor Goliath "Supervolcanoes" have been blamed for multiple mass extinctions in Earth's history, but the cause of these massive eruptions remains po ...Read more...

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Poster session (INVEST)
Poster session (INVEST)
Crews and Drill Bit (JFAST)
Crews and Drill Bit (JFAST)
Drill Bit after drilling 7740m
Drill Bit after drilling 7740m