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New Documentary Film About IODP Expedition 342

December 11, 2012

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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