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Explorers probe hidden continent of Zealandia

Rupert Sutherland talks about exploring Earth’s hidden continent.

Connect to the JOIDES Resolution via live Ship-to-shore link

There are outreach officers currently on board the JOIDES Resolution dying to tell school students and teachers more about life on board and the science behind drilling deep beneath the seafloor to unlock our geological history. 

VIDEO: Exploring Zealandia-Expedition 371 Tasman Sea Frontier

A brief explanation of Zealandia with interviews from Co Chiefs Rupert Sutherland, and Jerry Dickens. Take a look at the first core samples taken from Zealandia

VIDEO: The Adventure Begins: Expedition 371-Tasman Sea Frontier

The excitement grows as we leave port in Townsville Australia for the beginning of Expedition 371-Tasman Sea Frontier. 

Plumbing the depths of Zealandia’s ocean

One of the world’s top scientific research ships will next week start a series of expeditions in the seas around New Zealand probing some of the 21st century’s big earth science questions.

Voyage to discovery: drilling to diagnose slow slip earthquakes

GNS and NIWA scientists are preparing to go on two voyages, joining the International Ocean Discovery Programme, onboard research ship Joides Resolution. Kathryn Ryan from RadioNZ speaks with NIWA principal scientist Phil Barnes and project leader at GNS Science Laura Wallace, who has recently held a series of hui with East Coasters about the project.

Apply to sail on these upcoming IODP Expeditions

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is now accepting applications for Expedition 376 Brothers Arc Flux (deadline: 4 August 2017), Expedition 378 South Pacific Paleogene Climate (deadline: 15 September 2017), Expedition 379 Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History and Expedition 382 Iceberg Alley Paleoceanography and South Falkland Slope Drift (deadline for both: 16 October 2017).

Five IODP Expeditions are scheduled for 2017-18 in NZ waters

Information on key objectives and co-chief scientists for the five IODP expeditions taking place in New Zealand waters during 2017-2018. 

JOIDES Resolution charts a course for NZ waters

The world’s largest geoscience programme has confirmed that the research ship JOIDES Resolution will undertake several projects exploring the seafloor off New Zealand’s coast.

Scientific ocean drilling charts a new course

The International Ocean Discovery Program plans drilling expeditions for 2016 and 2017 while increasing efficiencies in ship scheduling and operations.

ANZIC Annual Report for 2014 now available

The Annual Report for the Australian-New Zealand (ANZIC) Consortium is now available online. It contains a summary of the many IODP activities that took place over last year. Quite a good read while waiting for the results of Australia’s bid for renewal within the ARC/LIEF mechanism, and for the flurry of Expeditions that will (hopefully!) take place in the SW Pacific from Fiscal Year 2018.

Drilling off Gisborne to study silent quakes

An international proposal to use scientific ocean drilling to investigate ‘silent earthquakes’ under the seafloor east of Gisborne has been scheduled for 2018 by the International Ocean Discovery Program.

Seeking an ANZIC scientist: IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel

We are actively seeking an Australian or New Zealand representative for the IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP).

The long-term track of JOIDES Resolution

A recent letter from Anthony Koppers, Chair, U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling, to the scientific community on the long-term track of JOIDES Resolution.

Japan tectonic study has implications for NZ

An investigation of the plate boundary fault off the east coast of Japan that caused the magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami in March 2011 has implications for New Zealand, according to Virginia Toy, an Otago University scientist who contributed to the study.

Drilling into the Alpine Fault - Radio NZ: Our Changing World interview with Rupert Sutherland

Rupert Sutherland gives a general overview of the Alpine Fault drilling project.