A collection of cores – sampled in a small cross off the coast of Italy – could help settle a debate in plate tectonics that’s been running for over 30 years.
Past changes to the gateway between the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean created some phenomenal events and changed ocean circulation and chemistry. Scientist will drill down – on land and under sea – to understand the details.
A project funded by ANZIC’s AILAF Grants aims to investigate.
We all know dust can travel on the wind… and get into everything – usually in small amounts. For researchers like Dr Sam Marx, at the University of Wollongong
“We are going to learn a lot. It’s going to be fascinating to see what the reef cores look like and what they can tell us. My advice – if there’s fundamental scientific questions you want to answer – keep working and keep pushing! Never give up!
Applications now closed The Co-chief Scientists for this Expedition are Prof. Brandon Dugan (Colorado School of Mines, USA) and Prof. Karen Johannesson (University of Massachusetts