Exploring the Plutonic Crust at a Fast-spreading Ridge: New drilling at Hess Deep
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17 Sep. – 17 Nov., 2011
Based on IODP Proposal 677-Full, this expedition will examine the microbiology of a sediment pond and the underlying young, cold, and hydrologically active flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Drilling operations at three sites will include sediment/basalt coring, basement logging, and installation of three long-term subseafloor observatories. The primary science objectives are to investigate (1) the nature of microbial communities in young ridge flanks and their role in crustal weathering, and (2) the origin of deep-seated microbial communities.
Katrina Edwards and Wolfgang Bach
Shipboard scientists from J-DESC
|Hisako Hirayama||JAMSTEC||Research Scientist||Microbiologist|
|Kasumi Sakata||Osaka University||Graduate Student||Organic Geochemist|
|Kentaro Nakamura||JAMSTEC||Research Scientist||Petrologist|
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If you are a student, you need to submit recommendation letter from your supervisor.
If you are a master student, onboard adviser will be needed.
Support for shipboard scientists from J-DESC
J-DESC supports Japan-based IODP shipboard scientists. Applications are required to be submitted to J-DESC support to get any support. Please contact us to get the information.
E-mail: info at j-desc.org