Videos

This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

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.

Talking to the Media and Using Conduits to the Press- Mario Aguilera

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/….

Composing Opinion Pieces – Edward Ortiz

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/….

Sharing Science with Video – Katie Pratt

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/….

C-DEBI/Sea Grant 15-second science videos

In partnership with C-DEBI, Delaware Sea Grant is expanding its collection of 15 Second Science videos and other multimedia to include resources about the deep biosphere and sub-seafloor life.

Where Wild Microbes Grow: An eBook for Kids

Did you know there is life down there, underneath the water? Watch to find out what we are learning about them, and how we do. Watch the eBook video Microbes in the Seafloor.

Where Wild Microbes Grow: An eBook for Kids

What is a microbe? Why should we care? Watch the eBook video What is a Microbe?.

Where Wild Microbes Grow: An eBook for Kids

What do scientists do with seafloor microbes once we find them? Watch the eBook video Studying Seafloor Microbes in the Lab.

Where Wild Microbes Grow: An eBook for Kids

Watch the trailer for this eBook about studying microbes in the seafloor!

North Pond – BLUE 2014: Feature Film Documentary Honorable Mention
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.

C-DEBI
From USCCollege on YouTube; see also the science-only version

This video overview of C-DEBI was produced by the USC Dornsife Communication Department to assist with program development at the University of Southern California.

Return to Juan de Fuca 2013: Our Mission
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.

Octopus’s Garden in a CORK
From Lisa Strong on Vimeo

It is not uncommon for an octopus to take up residence in or around a CORK. This footage taken by a Jason camera at the bottom of the ocean shows the resident octopus at CORK 1362B. Accompanied by music.

Exploring a Land Down Under
From Lisa Strong on Vimeo

A music video about exploring the sub-seafloor. Really. Thanks Men At Work for the original. We think we made an unusual cover.

Looking for Life Below the Seafloor

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!

What is a CORK?
From Lisa Strong on Vimeo

These are definitely not your usual corks. These CORKs are at the bottom of the ocean, providing a window into a vast and hidden realm – the sub-seafloor.

What is an Elevator?
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 Animation

A video visualizing the boreholes and CORK observatories used for subseafloor research. Courtesy of Andy Fisher and the participants of IODP Expedition 327.

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.

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