10 Mar 2018

Jim Kennett - Ocean discovery

From Saturday Morning, 9:07 am on 10 March 2018

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is well underway, with two expeditions completed and one in progress. At this trip's half-way mark, the expedition ship JOIDES Resolution called in at Lyttelton this week and GNS Science and Victoria University hosted an event featuring Professor James Kennett as keynote speaker. Prof Kennett is a New Zealand scientist who has spent most of his career in the US and led many of the pioneering scientific drilling expeditions to the Southern ocean, leading to our current understanding of the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheets and their role in modulating Earth's climate and ocean currents.