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 Expedition Papua New Guinea

Updates from the Field: Expedition Papua New Guinea

The newly funded “Aerial Observations of Volcanic Emissions from Unmanned Aerial Systems” field study got off to a flying start on Monday, 21 October 2018. Follow the team’s progress here.

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Field Report: Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania 25 September 2019 Feature

In 2007, Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania erupted explosively, creating a deep crater.…

Subseafloor Biofilms Grow with the Flow 12 September 2019 Feature

The crust beneath the seafloor is a vast but remote habitat, peppered with poorly studied microbes…

A Trip to Collect Diamonds Only a Scientist Could Love 27 August 2019 Feature

When geologists go out into the field, they search out just the right volcano, hydrothermal vent,…

The Seas Are Alive with the Sound of Methane 5 August 2019 Feature

Sonar is a powerful method for peering into the ocean’s depths. By sending out a pulse of sound and…

DCO ABOVE Expedition
DCO ABOVE Expedition: Updates from the Field 29 May 2019 Feature

DCO ABOVE (Aerial-based Observations of Volcanic Emissions) is the second part of a DCO-funded…

 Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’
New Approach to Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’ 29 May 2019 Feature

Subduction zones, where one tectonic plate sinks beneath another, are the main points of entry for…

more viruses revealed below the seafloor
Many More Viruses Revealed Below the Seafloor 20 May 2019 Feature

Despite their bad reputation for being agents of disease, viruses play an important ecological role…

Lloyd and Giovannelli in Poas
Could Microbes be the Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon? 24 April 2019 Feature

In 2017, an interdisciplinary group of early career scientists visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone…

Introducing Hydrothermarchaeota: a group of microbes living in hydrothermal fluids 7 February 2019 Feature

It’s tough for microbes to make a living in the cold, dark sediments beneath the seafloor.…

Webinar: Breaking the mold of the traditional field expedition: Biology Meets Subduction 24 January 2019 Feature

The sampling expedition Biology Meets Subduction: A Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Deep…

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