I am a senior undergraduate student from the University of Puerto Rico. I am currently studying Integrative Biology and am passionate about the natural processes that impact the oceans. These range from plate movements, ocean currents, to
So today it was one of the most incredible days in my entire life. As usual I got to do my watch shift at 0400 in the Jason control van. The mission for the Jason crew was to deploy and rearrange the location of some instrument.
The VISIONS’17 Team onboard the R/V Thompson includes nine members of the ROV Jason group, and a contingent of scientists, engineers, technicians, and students that total 36. On most legs, 35 berths are full. Staffing requirements are dete
The life of a scientist on board a research vessel is something I thought I’d never experience, but, as they say, never say never. The crew on board is exceptional. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the most inspiring/friendly
I was sitting on my desk in the main lab when I saw one of the engineers working on parts of a transducer. He said the transducer helps us communicate with an instrument we have 2000 m down. However, the
Axial Caldera was amazing. We got to see the International District Hydrothermal Field with the highlight being the top of El Gordo. After that Jason traversed across the surface of the 2011 lava flow,