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Video: Retrospective

February 07, 2016

Video: Retrospective

A video overview of the “Life Without Oxygen in the Tropical Pacific” research cruise, including an examination of tools and philosophies used by the research crew.

 Student Opportunity Update: To Be Continued

February 05, 2016

Student Opportunity Update: To Be Continued

The Life Without Oxygen research cruise was an experience that gave Student Opportunity Participant Caleb Hsu research skills, techniques, and lifelong standards to build upon in his future scientific career.

Podcast - Q&A from the 5th grade

February 03, 2016

Podcast - Q&A from the 5th grade

In this audio experience, we share questions from schoolchildren with scientists and crew onboard R/V Falkor. Questions range from the implications of new knowledge, to the ultimate goals of scientists, to curiosity about daily life on a ship.

Video: Lab Work

February 02, 2016

Video: Lab Work

Get an inside look at the methods, tools, and processes that researchers are using aboard R/V Falkor during the #LifeWoO2 science cruise while studying plankton, gasses and metal traces.

Halfway Point: Artist-at-Sea

January 31, 2016

Halfway Point: Artist-at-Sea

An update from SOI's the Artist-at-Sea for the #lifeWoO2 research cruise, including insights to material and artistic process.

Science, Cells, and the Smell of the Sea

January 30, 2016

Science, Cells, and the Smell of the Sea

One of the goals on this research cruise to further the understanding of DMS, a sulfur gas that promotes cloud formation, thereby blocking sunlight and cooling sea surface temperatures. This anti-greenhouse gas could be very important in the future.

Newly Discovered Seafloor Rise Named for Those Who Keep Ships Running

January 30, 2016

Newly Discovered Seafloor Rise Named for Those Who Keep Ships Running

This week Schmidt Ocean Institute announced that Engineers Ridge has been officially documented through the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

Tiny Little Miracles

January 29, 2016

Tiny Little Miracles

Beautiful, single-celled organisms drive the author's quest for knowledge. Plankton's relationships in ecosystems are very important roles that have tremendous effects on the Earth as we know it.

Life and Science at Sea

January 28, 2016

Life and Science at Sea

Thoughts about living and studying on the ocean by this expedition's Chief Scientist.

Announcements

Newly Discovered Seafloor Rise Named for Those Who ...

This week Schmidt Ocean Institute announced that Engineers Ridge has been officially documented through the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. ...

New Deep-Sea Vents and Volcanic Activity Discovered ...

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor returns from the first ever expedition to systematically characterize the rarely explored Mariana Back-Arc. ...

Call for Expressions of Interest in Collaborative R ...

Schmidt Ocean Institute invites Expressions of Interest in collaborative ocean research and technology development on R/V Falkor in 2018. ...

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