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REF NO.: 195

SUBJECT: Memorial prof to host live broadcast of underwater volcano exploration

DATE: March 28

Memorial University is partnering with the Schmidt Ocean Institute, the Johnson GEO Centre and the Oceans Learning Partnership to live broadcast a deep-sea expedition in the South Pacific Ocean tomorrow, March 29.

Dr. John Jamieson, Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology and assistant professor of Earth Sciences, is currently on-board the R/V Falkor as part of a scientific team exploring an underwater volcano near Fiji.

Local high school and undergraduate students are invited to watch live footage from a submersible, learn about the technology being used and ask questions to the scientists and crew on-board. The event takes place at the Johnson GEO Centre from 9:30-11:30 a.m., tomorrow, March 29.

Interested students can reserve their seat by signing up at

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For further information, please Kelly Foss, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, at (709) 864-2019, 699-3788 or


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