Live Stream: East Scotia Basin Expedition PS119

The German research vessel, RV Polarstern, is currently in the Southern Ocean investigating hydrothermal vents and cold seeps within the Sandwich microplate. They have live streaming of their Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV MARUM QUEST) available at this website. For those interested in hydrothermal vents systems, it is a great opportunity to see their research in action.

New Position

This week I started at the University of Ottawa as a Research Associate. I will be working on modern oceans and how they relate to ore bearing provinces in Canada. If you would like to learn more about the project click here!

Conference Abstract Accepted | ISC 2018 – Quebec

Last week my abstract was accepted for an oral presentation at the 20th International Sedimentological Congress this August in Quebec city. The title of the talk will be “What did India collide with in the Early Eocene? Characterizing the sediment source of the Chulung La Formation, Ladakh, NW India“. My co-authors are Jonathan Aitchison (UQ), Luke Milan (UNE) and Rosanna Murphy (UNE). I will also co-convene an open session on sedimentary processes at the conference.

AGU Fall Meeting 2017

Last week I flew down to New Orleans to attend and present at the AGU Fall Meeting. It was a great conference, I got to meet up with my old shipmates from Expedition 344 and 354 and other colleagues and friends from around the world. I attended many great talks and I have a long list of new research ideas to work on. The post-conference part wasn’t too bad either!



New paper | Kutterolf et al., (accepted)

A second paper from the IODP Expedition 352 project I was working on over the last year was accepted at Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. It focuses on the tephra history of the IBM forearc sediments. Congrats to all involved!

“Tephrostratigraphy and provenance from IODP Expedition 352, Izu-Bonin arc: tracing tephra sources and volumes from the Oligocene to the Recent” Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Robertson, A.H.F., Avery, A., Baxter, A.T., Petronotis, K. and Wang. K-L. In press at Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

New paper | Hubble et al., (accepted)

An analysis of submarine landslides offshore Yamba NSW Australia: implications for their timing, downslope motion and possible triggers | Hubble, T.C.T., Yeung, S.J., Clarke, S.L., Baxter, A.T. and De Blasio, F. Accepted. Geological Society of London’s Special Publication: Assessing Geohazards, Environmental Implications and Economic Significance of Subaqueous Landslides, Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences (8th), edited by D. Mosher et al.


ANU Press just released a new book entitled Australian and New Zealand achievements in the first phase of IODP Scientific Ocean Drilling (2008-2013) which chronicles the scientific accomplishments of the first phase of IODP. It specifically recounts how Australian and New Zealand scientists have contributed to the program. I was invited to contribute to this book and gave a personal account of my time on the ship. If you would like to read it, the ebook can be downloaded for free by clicking on the title above.

Invited Talk | NUI Galway

While back in Ireland on holiday I presented to the GEOS society at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). The talk was entitled “Drill, baby, drill! | the advantages of using IODP drilling data in convergent margin research“. I really enjoyed meeting the students from Galway and answering their questions. Here are a few photos from that night.