IODP Portcall: 18 January 2012, Lisbon, Portugal

After a two-month expedition in the Gulf of Cadiz, the US research and drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution has arrived in the port of Lisbon on 17 January 2012. On this occasion the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) held a media conference and VIP events were organised by ECORD and IODP-Portugal in Lisbon at Centro Cultural de Macau on 18 January 2012.
During two days, 18 and 19 January, the USIO team and members of the Expedition scientific party (Co-chief Scientists Javier Hernandez-Molina and Dorrik Stow, Micropaleontologist Antje Voelker and Education Officer Helder Pereira welcomed about 600 visitors onboard the drillship
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Logo of Expedition 339
Research vessel JOIDES Resolution arrives in Lisbon
(photo Fernando Barriga).
JOIDES Resolution moored at Alcantara dock in Lisbon, is seen from Belém at sunset (right).
Exp. 339 cores to be
shipped to the Bremen Core Repository.
Drillbits onboard the JOIDES Resolution
Welcoming the media in the conference room onboard the vessel before the visit.

>> More photos taken during the scientific expedition

  • Media Conference:
    Earthquakes, Climate Change & Rivers of Sand: Six Million Years of Earth History uncovered in the Gulf of Cadiz
    During the media conference the scientific leaders of the expedition, Prof. Dorrik Stow (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh) and Dr. Francisco J. Hernández-Molina (University of Vigo) reported on their principal findings and important new discoveries. Prof. Fernando Barriga (University of Lisbon) outlined Portugal's role and involvement in the IODP. Dr. Patricia Maruéjol (ECORD) provided information on Europe's role within the IODP, which is one of the most ambitious geoscientific research programmes worldwide.

  • Documents/Information
    • Media release (18 January 2012):
      >> In an Underwater River of Sand and Mud off the Iberian Coast, Six Million Years of Earth History - English version (doc)
      >> Seis milhões de anos da História da Terra num rio de areia e lama subaquático - Portuguese version (doc)
      >> Un río submarino de arena y fango en el margen Ibérico Atlántico: seis millones de años de historia de la Tierra - Spanish version (doc)

    • Meet the speakers:
Albert Gerdes (Moderator) ECORD Media Relations
Marum, University of Bremen
Prof. Javier Hernandez Molina

Co-chief Scientist of IODP Expedition 339
University of Vigo, Spain
now at the Royal Holloway, Univ. London

Prof. Dorrik Stow Co-chief Scientist of IODP Expedition 339
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Prof. Fernando Barriga ECORD Council Delegate for Portugal
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dr Patricia Maruéjol ECORD Outreach Co-ordinator
ECORD Managing Agency
  • Contact Media Conference:
    Albert Gerdes, ECORD Public Relations
    MARUM - University of Bremen/Germany
    Phone: +49 421 218 65540
    Mobile phone: +49 172 43 77 986


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