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Expanded ISC Public Tour schedule for Summer 2017

The ISC has expanded has its public tour schedule for the summer of 2017.  Starting July 18, 2017, public tours will take place every Tuesday at 11:00 am.  Explore with us!

Upcoming ISC public tours:

  • August 22, 2017, 11:00 am **limited spots remain!
  • August 29, 2017, 11:00 am

$5/participant.  Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Summer tours have been filling up 3-4 days ahead of their scheduled date; advance registration is suggested.  No school or camp groups, please.  To book, please visit: http://innerspacecenter.org/booking/.

This is what a shark egg looks like?

If you’ve worked at the Inner Space Center for as long as Alex and I have, it’s rare to see something you’ve never seen before during a live dive. The E/V Nautilus is currently studying volcanic activity in the area surrounding the Galapagos Islands, but they stumbled upon a field of what they believe to be shark eggs. As soon as they appeared onscreen, I called the ISC Video Crew into Mission Control to take a look. Continue reading This is what a shark egg looks like?

The Final Piece – Looking Forward to the Future

Before the TREET project brought the Inner Space Center and its telepresence enabled scientific research to new highs and lows, before better practices brought new evaluated methodology, before the culture of at-sea science began to craft a new image for itself, Chris German, PhD, and his team were already getting after it. What’s “it?” Read on. Continue reading The Final Piece – Looking Forward to the Future

Another Side of Science

So far in this organically growing series of exposés on the TREET project, I have covered two different perspectives, the early career scientist and the undergraduate researcher in training. I have now convinced two more invested souls to sit down with me and discuss their most fascinating theories and ideas. An expert scientist and an expert observer, who is also a scientist of the social kind. This piece is an observation on the observer. Continue reading Another Side of Science

Which Button will you Push Today? How about Tomorrow?

The TREET program is in the thick of it. Transforming remotely conducted research one day at a time as they work in direct communication and interact with the E/V Nautilus. They are studying the Caribbean Sea’s most active submarine volcano, Kick ’em Jenny. Continue reading Which Button will you Push Today? How about Tomorrow?