JOIDES Resolution - Science in search of Earth's secrets

Deep Earth Academy-  Deep Ocean Drilling for Core Samples

At least one sea voyage a year is looking to take on a Science Illustrator as part of the research team (education officer). The position is paid and expeditions last 6-8 weeks. Applications are usually accepted in January and February.

JOIDES Resolution Education Officers have the opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate their learning experiences for students, families and the general public through creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, live video conferencing from the ship and classroom activities. All expenses for education officers for travel to and from the ports of call, and a stipend, are paid by Deep Earth Academy. Education officers are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Successful applicants will also be flown to a 3-day group training session prior to their expedition.

Deep Earth Academy’s mission is to raise awareness about ocean drilling science and its central role in our understanding of the Earth’s past, present and future, teach science content and process, and inspire careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Our approach includes use of authentic data, inquiry-centered activities and interdisciplinary explorations drawing from the adventures of the JOIDES Resolution ship and the earlier ocean drilling ship; the Glomar Challenger.

Deep Earth Academy is part of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Deep Earth Academy
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
1201 New York Avenue, NW,
Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20005


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