New Documentary Film About IODP Expedition 342
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.