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News Release 18-015

Deep-sea observatories to offer new view of seabed earthquakes

Mission underway to lower sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone off New Zealand

ship in the ocean

On its current expedition, the drilling ship JOIDES Resolution is working off the coast of New Zealand.

Credit: IODP


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Logo of International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 375.

To install two deep-sea geologic observatories, scientists are setting sail on International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 375.

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Instruments are lowered to the ocean floor on an IODP expedition.

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Scientists and engineers on ship, readying instruments for an expedition.

IODP scientists and engineers ready instruments for an expedition.

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Scientists on an IODP expedition work on instruments before lowering them to the sea floor.

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IODP co-chief scientist Demian Saffer prepares for an expedition.

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