Today we returned to the Napier port. We were pleased to have a very successful voyage, with 34 out of 35 ocean bottom instruments retrieved, and 100% recovery of ocean bottom seismometers and pressure sensors. In the next months and years we will be busy analyzing the data to learn more about earthquakes, plate… Read More

Last night we towed a buoy behind the ship to make GPS-Acoustic measurements. Here is a description of the method from Kido et al., Geophysical Research Letters, 2011: “The GPS/acoustic technique, which was proposed and developed by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography [Spiess , 1985], consists of two essential components: the kinematic GPS of a surface… Read More

Here are a few photos from around the ship. Seismometer retrievals and deployments have continued to go forward as wind and swell cooperate.… Read More

The sea state has picked up a bit, so the rate of deployments/recoveries has slowed. It is good that we got so much done during the first 48 hours of the cruise. We picked up 4 out of the 5 shallowest seafloor pressure recorders, which is important as calm seas are needed for that work.… Read More

Guest post from Teddy K: Winter Solstice, Sunday 21 June 06:50 local, 38S. 178E. Last vestiges of NY time zone. Works out well though, 07:30 we will start to pick up the first of 5 Lamont TRM/BPR’s. (Smaller version of the big steel hulks we have worked on). Two Texas BPR’s, (Bottom Pressure Recorders), are… Read More

We were very pleased with the enthusiastic response of Napier area students and teachers to the tours of the R/V Roger Revelle, and hope that we have perhaps inspired some future Earth scientists. We thank Carol Larson from the National Aquarium in Napier for helping organize the tours, and the captain and crew of the R/V… Read More

Today we were happy to lead students from Flaxmere College, Hastings Girls High, Karamu High, Napier Intermediate, and Napier Girls High School on a tour of the Research Vessel (R/V) Roger Revelle. Our tour guides included scientists from the oncoming HOBITSS earthquake and slow slip cruise team as well as scientists Rob Harris and Stuart Henrys who… Read More

HOBITSS team members are now making their way from the United States, Japan, and New Zealand to meet the ship R/V Roger Revelle in Napier, New Zealand. We are excited and ready to get to work!              … Read More