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  • Preparing for Volcanic Eruptions at Okmok Volcano, Alaska

    Preparing for Volcanic Eruptions at Okmok Volcano, Alaska

    Researchers are working at a remote ranch in the Aleutians, commuting by helicopter to the brim of a volcano to perform maintenance on their monitoring equipment.

  • Catching the Next Eruption of Axial Volcano

    Catching the Next Eruption of Axial Volcano

    Diary entries from a research expedition that deployed seismometers on the ocean floor in hopes of recording the next eruption of a submarine volcano.

  • Life Aboard the Langseth

    Life Aboard the Langseth

    Daily life on a research vessel is smaller and slower-paced — in a good way, for the most part.

  • Working the Night Shift on the R/V Marcus Langseth

    Working the Night Shift on the R/V Marcus Langseth

    When you work 4am to 12pm on a research vessel, you get to watch some beautiful sunrises and eat breakfast for lunch every day.

  • Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    We are underway on our 48-day long expedition offshore of the west coast of Mexico near Acapulco, where the young Cocos oceanic plate dives beneath the North American plate.

  • Cayte Bosler: Chronicler of Wilderness Conservation

    Cayte Bosler: Chronicler of Wilderness Conservation

    Cayte is an explorer, an environmental journalist and conservationist, and a student in Columbia’s Sustainability Management masters program.

  • My Trip to the Bottom of the Sea

    My Trip to the Bottom of the Sea

    What’s it like to travel to the bottom of the sea? Lamont graduate student Bridgit Boulahanis describes the bioluminescence and colorful sea life as she explores a seamount by mini submarine in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Adapting to the Unexpected

    Adapting to the Unexpected

    I grew up outside of Chicago and I wasn’t a Boy Scout, so sometimes I feel like I missed out on learning the type of practical—albeit rarely used—skills that would have garnered merit badges. Now that I’m nearing the conclusion of my fourth research expedition at sea, I think I have amassed a few badge-worthy…

  • Navigating the South Pacific Using DNA

    Navigating the South Pacific Using DNA

    I’ve never been good at navigating. When I come out of the subway I invariably turn the wrong direction, even though I already have my nose buried in Google Maps, and then walk around the block to save face.

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  • Preparing for Volcanic Eruptions at Okmok Volcano, Alaska

    Preparing for Volcanic Eruptions at Okmok Volcano, Alaska

    Researchers are working at a remote ranch in the Aleutians, commuting by helicopter to the brim of a volcano to perform maintenance on their monitoring equipment.

  • Catching the Next Eruption of Axial Volcano

    Catching the Next Eruption of Axial Volcano

    Diary entries from a research expedition that deployed seismometers on the ocean floor in hopes of recording the next eruption of a submarine volcano.

  • Life Aboard the Langseth

    Life Aboard the Langseth

    Daily life on a research vessel is smaller and slower-paced — in a good way, for the most part.

  • Working the Night Shift on the R/V Marcus Langseth

    Working the Night Shift on the R/V Marcus Langseth

    When you work 4am to 12pm on a research vessel, you get to watch some beautiful sunrises and eat breakfast for lunch every day.

  • Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    We are underway on our 48-day long expedition offshore of the west coast of Mexico near Acapulco, where the young Cocos oceanic plate dives beneath the North American plate.

  • Cayte Bosler: Chronicler of Wilderness Conservation

    Cayte Bosler: Chronicler of Wilderness Conservation

    Cayte is an explorer, an environmental journalist and conservationist, and a student in Columbia’s Sustainability Management masters program.

  • My Trip to the Bottom of the Sea

    My Trip to the Bottom of the Sea

    What’s it like to travel to the bottom of the sea? Lamont graduate student Bridgit Boulahanis describes the bioluminescence and colorful sea life as she explores a seamount by mini submarine in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Adapting to the Unexpected

    Adapting to the Unexpected

    I grew up outside of Chicago and I wasn’t a Boy Scout, so sometimes I feel like I missed out on learning the type of practical—albeit rarely used—skills that would have garnered merit badges. Now that I’m nearing the conclusion of my fourth research expedition at sea, I think I have amassed a few badge-worthy…

  • Navigating the South Pacific Using DNA

    Navigating the South Pacific Using DNA

    I’ve never been good at navigating. When I come out of the subway I invariably turn the wrong direction, even though I already have my nose buried in Google Maps, and then walk around the block to save face.