How deep into the Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep-subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have been on Earth since way before animals. Learn more about these mysterious microbes, which refuse to grow in the lab and seem to have a fundamentally different relationship with time and energy than we do.
Mario Aguilera, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, provides guidance on understanding what journalists and media relations staff want to know, and how to prepare for them at a Building Leadership in Science Communication Workshop held at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) Annual Meeting, October 17, 2016, supported by C-DEBI. Learn more at http://metcalfinstitute.org/training/….
Former veteran reporter Edward Ortiz provides guidance on drafting compelling opinion pieces for public audiences at a Building Leadership in Science Communication Workshop held at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) Annual Meeting, October 17, 2016, supported by C-DEBI. Learn more at http://metcalfinstitute.org/training/….
Katie Pratt, PhD, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, shares tips on using videos to create science narratives, addressing topics such as construction, filming, and budgeting at a Building Leadership in Science Communication Workshop held at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) Annual Meeting, October 17, 2016, supported by C-DEBI. Learn more at http://metcalfinstitute.org/training/….
From BLUE OceanFilmFest on YouTube; see also the short trailer (:30)
A feature film documentary chronicling drilling activities and the installation of seafloor observatories (CORKs) at North Pond on IODP Expedition 336 was completed as a result of this award. This is the only feature film ever made of an ocean drilling expedition and will provide valuable public exposure to the scientific ocean drilling program (IODP) and C-DEBI.
From Lisa Strong on Vimeo
The research vessel Atlantis is sailing to the Juan de Fuca ridge in mid-July taking a team of scientists and the Jason ROV to study the sub-seafloor. Learn about Mission AT26-03. Better still, meet Atlantis when we are at sea while we search for life in the ocean crust and set up experiments to better understand how water flows through the rocks below the sea. We will be broadcasting from the ship at sea here: www.explorationnow.org/atlantis.
Need help visualizing or understanding what C-DEBI is doing? Check out this video produced by Lisa Strong for Ocean Leadership’s Deep Earth Academy. Recognize any of these scientists looking for life in the sub-seafloor? Find out what’s so interesting, and why is it important!
From Lisa Strong on Vimeo
The ROV Jason can’t carry all the equipment needed to do certain jobs on the seafloor, so we need to send the extra equipment down on an elevator. These ocean elevators probably aren’t what you imagine. It’s more of a free fall elevator (and a free ascent elevator).
CORK Borehole Observatories in the Deep Ocean: IODP Expedition 327
A video documenting the use, design and purpose of CORK borehole observatories for subseafloor research on IODP Expedition 327 to the Juan de Fuca Ridge flank. Courtesy of Katie Inderbitzen and Andy Fisher.