Log Post: Seamount Secrets in the Seafloor

My name is Alysha Johnson, and I am a PhD student at the University of Wollongong at sea on the R/V Falkor. Not only did I finish 30 days at sea on the previous cruise, Pinging in the New Year, but I was also offered the chance to come back on board for the current … Continued

Page: SOI Symposium 2021 – Video Archive

Welcome to the SOI virtual symposium, showcasing the on-going impacts of past expeditions across the globe and highlighting future initiatives on technology, ocean research, and exploration.research cruise page. DAY ONE: Welcome Date: Feb 17, 2021 Mrs. Wendy Schmidt, Co-Founder, and Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, of Schmidt Ocean Institute, will welcome attendees and share opening … Continued

Log Post: Volcanologist-at-Sea: Crystals to Seamounts

I am Joseph Knafelc, a geologist from Green Bay, Wisconsin (US) in the final year of my PhD at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. My current research focuses on deep-sea explosive eruptions. As geologists, we are trained to think in 3-dimensional space where understanding features at all scales is fundamental to our research. In … Continued

Log Post: Beneath The Waves – Video Update

By mapping the ocean floor and interpreting the geologic information of past processes, we can start to understand how the future of the planet may look. Maps also give very relevant warnings, detecting possible hazards (such as potential earthquake zones), and guidance – including telecommunication infrastructure. Find out more in the #CoralSeafloor video update below. … Continued

Log Post: An Epic Journey to Inspiration

My name is Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger. I use my art to explore the role of contemporary consumerism through its physical manifestation on islands and in isolated environments.  I am currently an Artist-at-Sea aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel, Falkor. My path to this opportunity has been interesting. I first met the crew at their ‘Welcome to … Continued

Log Post: Women in Marine Science

For most people, 2020 will forever be known as the year of cancelled plans. For a small group of students, the last months of 2020 brought an opportunity that none of us could have planned: the opportunity to go on the R/V Falkor to get hands-on experience in marine geoscience, thanks to the Schmidt Ocean … Continued

Log Post: Uncovering the Unseen

Submerged microcontinents, magnetic wiggles, hidden currents, microplastics, and seabirds- There is much to learn out here at sea. The depths of the ocean – from the water column to the seafloor – remain elusive. Advances in ocean technology led to an acceleration of our knowledge of the ocean, but systematic scientific exploration of the ocean … Continued

Log Post: Depth, Texture, and Three-Dimensionality – Video Update

On the #PingingInNewYear expedition, Artist-at-Sea Jessica Leitmanis is looking at 3D underwater landscapes to inspire depth, texture, and three-dimensionality that comes through naturally in her weaving. Her work looks at the issue of man-made, inorganic material in the ocean. She says of the knowledge gained on the ship: “It is really fascinating to learn from … Continued