Journeys to the ice

The Beagle Missed a Trick

Matthew Wood Feb 15, 2010

In the realm of the Earth sciences (within the cramped offices of competitive post-graduate students at least) there has always been a playful antagonism between ‘hard rock’ and ‘soft rock’ geologists. So I was certainly fraternising with the enemy when I recently caught up with a good friend, Jodi Williams, to hear about her travels south during the … Read More

A New Year’s Resolution

Matthew Wood Feb 01, 2010

While I was still busy sunning myself on Coromandel beaches during the first few days of 2010, the research vessel JOIDES Resolution was approaching Wellington Harbour after a record-setting drilling leg off the Canterbury coast. The Resolution’s sole purpose is to carry out the research objectives of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), … Read More