Traveler Bio

The world's oceans cover more than 70% of the planet, and they also hide some of the best-kept secrets of our planet. Far beneath the waves lies an alien world of underwater volcanoes, moving techtonic plates, and hydrothermal (hot water) vents--not to mention the mysterious creatures that live in these deep, dark places. With the help of a ship-based drill, scientists can go even further and venture beneath the ocean floor, uncovering important clues about the history of our planet and the forces that shape it today.

Are you ready to climb aboard a research vessel, travel to the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, and discover what we can learn from the land beneath all that water? If so, welcome to International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 393 aboard the ship JOIDES Resolution! Let's journey alongside a team of elite earth scientists to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (approximately halfway between Africa and South America) and see first-hand how they use scientific drilling to better understand the past, present and future of our planet!