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

Welcome to the 2015 HOBITSS ocean bottom seismology and geodesy expedition! HOBITSS stands for Hikurangi Ocean Bottom Investigation of Tremor and Slow Slip. It is a US National Science funded project to study earthquake processes and structure of the Hikurangi subduction zone offshore the North Island of New Zealand. We will set sail from Napier,… Read More