The JOIDES Resolution, a state-of-the art research vessel has been undertaking a series of scientific expeditions offshore New Zealand and in the Southern Ocean over 2017 and 2018. These expeditions are being undertaken by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), the largest geoscience collaboration on the planet and involving scientists from 23 countries.
Applications are open to take a New Zealand communicator or teacher on board the ship for the final expedition in our region.
Expedition 378: South Pacific Paleogene Climate, 12 October to 14 December, 2018
This expedition aims to discover how the southern Pacific Ocean was affected by pronounced climate changes in the early Cenozoic, between 60 and 35 million years ago. Knowledge from this poorly studied but critical region will greatly advance our understanding of how oceans function during times of global warming.
The successful applicant needs to be able to commit for the full 2 months of the expedition, as there are no stopovers. The ideal person would be a great communicator, outgoing, adventurous and able to translate exciting science to the general public and schools via video, blogs, live ship-to-shore video events and social media. Knowledge of te reo Māori and experience working with Māori and Pasifika students or communities is an advantage. All expenses are covered while on board the JOIDES Resolution but no salary is provided. Travel to and from the ports where the vessel docks (Lyttelton and Papeete, Tahiti) is covered by the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium.
For further information and to register: https://geodiscovery.gns.cri.nz/Geodiscovery/Latest-News/Onboard-Education-Officer
This article gives some background to the scientific research vessel JOIDES Resolution.
Aliki Weststrate, IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program) Outreach Educator has been providing us with weekly articles giving her account of a voyage full of excitement, challenges and science as part of expedition 375! Read Aliki’s weekly blogs here.
For more information about JOIDES, check out our these articles about other research trips: