A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

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Follow a scientific expedition in real time as a team of scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution attempts to drill deep into the ocean floor! Expedition 360 of the International Ocean Drilling Program is happening right now - from December 2015 to January 2016 in the Indian Ocean. Learn about the science, hear about ship life, and get the latest updates here!

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Title: Prologue - The Quest To Touch The Mantle

Prologue - The Quest To Touch The Mantle

December 5th, 2015

What is the mantle and why do we want to get our hands on it so badly? On this first episode we talk to chief scientist Henry Dick and staff scientist… Go to Episode

Chapter 1 - The JR Meets The Press

December 16th, 2015

Media attention reveals public concern over expedition 360 and a brief introduction to the JOIDES Resolution and a couple of the people who call it home. Go to Episode

Chapter 2 - The Theory That Changed Everything

December 22nd, 2015

An episode consisting of three stores: an idea that no one believed, how to start the hole itself, and an expedition of tragedy and discovery. Go to Episode

Chapter 3 - The Life Of A Core

January 4th, 2016

Follow a sample of rock as it is analyzed by the many scientists in the onboard labs of the JOIDES Resolution. Go to Episode