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WE ARE A TEAM OF SCIENTISTS SET OUT TO IMAGE THE 3D INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF AXIAL VOLCANO IN THE NE PACIFIC OCEAN.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Meet the Science Party! Tanner Eischen


WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY BASED?
Hi all, I'm Tanner and I am currently finishing up my M.S. in geological sciences at East Carolina University (ECU)

WHAT IS YOUR AREA OF RESEARCH?
I am primarily a structural geologist and my research is focused on the emplacement of upper crustal igneous intrusions (i.e. How they are constructed? How do they accommodate themselves during emplacement? How are surrounding host rocks deformed? Etc.)

WHAT IS A FIRST TIME FOR YOU ON THIS EXPEDITION?
There are many firsts for me on this expedition. This is my first research cruise, first time at sea, and first time collecting seismic imagery.

WHAT ARE YOU EXICITED TO LEARN/DISCOVER?
Not only am I excited to learn how to collect and process seismic data, I am also excited to learn what life is like aboard a research vessel.

WHY DO YOU LOVE GEOSCIENCE?
The geosciences are very humbling. Currently we are a (relatively) tiny vessel surrounded by nothing but sea. I think this is what makes me love what I do.

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF!
I am originally from Minnesota, so I love everything involving winter. I enjoy cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles, etc.

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