Meet the scientists and crew, and learn more about the tools they use
Every day, we'll add photos and journals about our experiences at the North Pole
During the expedition, email your questions to the researchers
Learn more with hot topics, videos, animations, and interviews.
Postcards from the Ice, puzzles, quizzes and more!


From the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Donna Blackman, chair of the National Science Foundation's Ridge 2000 program, discusses the world's mid-ocean ridge volcanic system. Learn how these oceanic spreading centers shape our planet and support an amazing abundance of life in an otherwise inhospitable environment. © UCSD TV

For all programs in this series, visit: Perspectives on Ocean Science