Log Post: Architecture of the Depths

Traducción al español a continuación In all of the known universe, Earth is the only planet that hosts not only life, but also liquid water on its surface. Our oceans, rich in marine life, cover approximately 71% of the Earth’s outermost layer, which geologists refer to as “The Crust” (Fig 1). Mapmaking technology, or cartography, … Continued

Log Post: Tectonics and Mapping – Video Update

“Our aim is to acquire high-resolution images of the seafloor so we can better interpret all of the tectonic processes related to the ongoing opening of the Gulf of California along this region.” Leg One of the #PescaderoVentDiving2 expedition is all about tectonics and mapping. In this video, researchers on R/V Falkor explain what they … Continued

Person: Robert Zierenberg

Robert Zierenberg is an emeritus professor of Geology in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California-Davis.  His research has focused on water/rock interactions in hydrothermal systems, including submarine hot springs on the mid-ocean ridge spreading centers and active geothermal systems that produce electricity with low carbon emissions.  He was an undergraduate at … Continued

Log Post: El Horizonte No Esta Lejos

(English translation follows below) Es otoño, Venus una estrella del atardecer, y desde la cubierta del R/V Falkor podemos ver el relieve montañoso de la Bahía de La Paz. El desierto vestido de verde después de una larga temporada de lluvias. Mariposas, gaviotas y fragatas aún nos visitan desde la costa. Durante un breve tiempo, … Continued

News: Marine Technology Society, the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Schmidt Ocean Institute Announce New Partnership, Including Support for an International Student Competition, at OCEANS 2021

WASHINGTON, DC —Marine Technology Society (MTS), the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), announced a new partnership today that will focus on the effective development and application of marine science and technology for purposes of exploration, understanding, and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. The collaboration includes supporting student … Continued

Person: Brandon Chan

Brandon Chan is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles studying the impacts of climate change on phytoplankton physiology and ecology. Prior to his work at UCLA, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in marine and freshwater sciences and a degree in journalism. During his undergraduate … Continued

Publication: Negrete-Aranda, R., Neumann, F., Contreras, J., Harris, R., Spelz, R., Zierenberg, R., and Caress, D. (2021). Transport of Heat by Hyrothermal Circulation in a Young Rift Setting: Observations from the Auka and JaichMaa Ja’ag’ Vent Field in the Pescadero Basin, Southern Gulf of California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, doi: 10.1029/2021JB022300. 

Negrete-Aranda, R., Neumann, F., Contreras, J., Harris, R., Spelz, R., Zierenberg, R., and Caress, D. (2021). Transport of Heat by Hyrothermal Circulation in a Young Rift Setting: Observations from the Auka and JaichMaa Ja’ag’ Vent Field in the Pescadero Basin, Southern Gulf of California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, doi: 10.1029/2021JB022300.