Log Post: Change One Person’s Mind – Video Update

#ArtistAtSea Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger speaks to her methods, motivations, and how working on Research Vessel Falkor has inspired her craft in this #CoralSeafloor expedition video update. Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger is a multi-disciplinary artist who examines macro and microscopic worlds to further investigate the dynamics of evolution and the Anthropocene. 

Log Post: Leonard Pace on Inspiring the Next Generation

Leonard Pace is an experienced marine biologist and is the Senior Manager of Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Science Program. His portfolio includes annual collaboration on proposal reviews, community collaboration, and outreach activities. Leonard is also a father, husband, brother, son, and a Black man. In the United States, the month of February is a national opportunity … Continued

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