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Join JOIDES Resolution science vessel.

15 March-4 May


Unlocking the secrets of slow slip earthquakes through coring and installing observatories.


Invitation to sign up for a 30-45 minute live 'ship-to-shore' video with an educator and scientists on board the JOIDES Resolution science vessel.

This expedition is run by the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP),an international marine research collaboration that explores Earth's history and dynamics using ocean-going research vessels to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor sub-seafloor environments.

NZ and international scientists are on board studying slow slip earthquakes offshore of Gisborne at the Hikurangi Subduction Zone.

This is NZ's largest fault and they'll be coring and putting down high-tech observatories under the seafloor to better understand its earthquake and tsunami potential.

To register for a live video event please sign up on the ship's calendar .

It will be tailored for your students' age/year level and suitable for Years 1-8 Science - Nature of Science and Planet Earth and Beyond strands, and NCEA levels in the Earth and Space science.




Video link to JOIDES Resolution

12:00am Thu 15 March, 2018 - 11:59pm Fri 4 May, 2018