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Things That Go Boom in the Deep

December 20, 2014

Things That Go Boom in the Deep

The steam back to Guam is bumpy and never-ending. It’s certainly been a long 6 days, but well worth it. There were some trials, but I will return to Guam with priceless data.

Christmas Comes Early on Falkor

December 19, 2014

Christmas Comes Early on Falkor

After a few whirlwind days of heavy seas — and the heavier loss of two prized landers — Chief Scientist Doug Bartlett’s team scored a big win yesterday.

Decoding the Secrets in Trench Water

December 18, 2014

Decoding the Secrets in Trench Water

Undergraduate student Than Kyaw is on the expedition to collect water. Here he explains some of the secrets that water samples from the deepest place in the ocean promise to reveal.

In Full Swing

December 17, 2014

In Full Swing

On our second day perched above Challenger Deep, the expedition is in full swing. Teams are working ‘round the clock as landers are deployed. Chief Scientist Doug Bartlett and the various lab groups prepare for the incoming samples and data.

Diving In

December 16, 2014

Diving In

This morning our team woke up and found ourselves nearly over the heart of Challenger Deep—the deepest ocean trench in the world. 

Getting Into the Zone

December 15, 2014

Getting Into the Zone

The cruise now underway, James Nestor shares some thoughts on what's ahead.

Go Deep

December 14, 2014

Go Deep

The Challenger Deep is the Mount Everest of deep-sea habitats.  At nearly 11,000 meters down (almost 36,000 feet), it is the deepest seafloor crevice anywhere on Earth, and we’re on our way there.

Strong Connections

December 12, 2014

Strong Connections

Satellite internet connections have become both common and essential for research vessels, but their use can involve challenges ranging from slow connections to insufficient satellite coverage in remote regions. In an effort to minimize such issues w

At the end of the journey

December 09, 2014

At the end of the journey

Soon we head home too and that sounds really good. We have worked hard – and it was worth it! Here’s why….

Announcements

New Species and Surprising Findings in the Mariana ...

A recent expedition to the Trench onboard Falkor found thriving communities of animals, the expedition set many new records. ...

Pre-Proposals Invited for Research on R/V Falkor ...

Schmidt Ocean Institute invites Expressions of Interest in collaborative research cruises on R/V Falkor in 2017. The target region of scientific operations will be determined based on the review of the Expressions of Interest received. ...

Loihi Seamount Expedition A Success

The expedition to the Loihi Seamount is now completed. To learn about the team's research, please visit the Iron Eaters of Loihi Seamount intro page. ...

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