Prof. Gregg leads team exploring submarine volcanos in the Pacific!

Posted on 02.01.2017
R/V Atlantis Photo

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Professor Patricia Gregg, her graduate students, and Prog. Craig Lundstrom are aboard the ship R/V
Atlantis out in the Pacific Ocean. Prof. Gregg is Chief Scientist for
project OASIS, "Off-Axis Seamount Investigations at Siqueiros," that is
exploring sea-floor volcanoes using the Alvin research submarine, the
autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry, and ship-based geophysical methods
such as gravity, magnetics, and multibeam sonar. The goal of this
research is to help Earth scientists better understand the construction
of the ocean crust that covers ~70% of the Earth's surface. Currently
only about 5% of the seafloor has been mapped and this expedition will
provide critical information necessary to better understand our planet.
This fundamental research is funded by the U.S. National Science
Foundation."

See the project OASIS Facebook page for details!

Also see project OASIS videos on YouTube