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Southern Ocean Secrets


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Climate secrets buried beneath the Southern Ocean

University of Otago staff, paleoceanographer, Dr Christina Riesselman, and paleoclimatologist, Dr. Chris Moy, are among 30 researchers currently in the Southern Ocean on board the JOIDES Resolution, a scientific drilling research ship, operated by the International Ocean Discovery Program.

The overarching aim of the research voyage is to figure out how ocean circulation behaved during earlier, and warmer, climates. They are focused on seven different locations in the central South Pacific Ocean and off the coast of southern Chile. During this two month voyage, scientists on board will use special technology to drill down and gather core samples from the seabed, in some cases through water more than five kilometres deep.

Join them for this ship-to-shore live stream, and hear first-hand about Expedition 383, DYNAPACC: Dynamic of Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

During this time, they’ll take you on a tour of the ship, starting outside with a view of the drill rig floor, then moving into the shipboard lab spaces. You‘ll see the team processing cores, hear about their latest discoveries, and learn more about ship life on board the JOIDES Resolution.

This event is in support of the Dare to be Wise exhibition currently open in the 1877 Gallery.

5.30pm, Tuesday 16 July

Barclay Theatre 

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