School of Rock 2018 is taking place in and around Auckland, New Zealand. This year’s School of Rock is being jointly organized by the United States Science Support Program (USSSP) and the Australia and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC). It will focus on Pacific Rim geology and the science research of the JOIDES Resolution. Field trips will explore the fascinating geological history of the Auckland region, including arc and intraplate volcanism (Rangitoto Volcano above), and deep sea sedimentary processes. During the first two days, the program is taking place on the JR during an Auckland Port Call before the ship transits to a scheduled maintenance period.
Michael is one of eighteen students, chosen from an international pool, participating in this program. You can follow the School of Rock’s journey on the JOIDES Resolution website.