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New Documentary Film About IODP Expedition 342

December 11, 2012

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The Consortium for Ocean Leadership has released the final documentary film associated with Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 342 that I sailed on last summer. (If the embedded video above is not showing up on your computer/device, then go here.) This is a 20-minute documentary produced by ScienceMediaNL that combines footage from the six previously released episodes* into a single, coherent film. I think it does a great job of explaining the purpose of the expedition and capturing the feeling of doing ship-based Earth science. It’s a bit weird to see that two months of my life — two months without seeing land — condensed into a succinct story.

For those interested in the findings of the expedition, the preliminary report, which is >250 pages and includes >70 figures, was published online in late October. This report contains much of the fundamental data associated with retrieving the 5.4 km of sediment cores — however, most of the actual science will be produced after we sample the cores and do our analyses.

* See all six episodes that were filmed, edited, and uploaded to YouTube while aboard the JOIDES Resolution here.

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  1. Mike Huggins permalink
    December 13, 2012 4:31 pm

    God, that is cool stuff. Nice to not have to worry about West Virginia poison ivy, chiggers, bees and wild dogs (although I don’t doubt there are other issues to deal with).

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