Kilb, Rohrlick, SIO GAMES to showcase new game at the Smithsonian

Join SIO GAMES Saturday, June 4, at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, in celebration of World Ocean Day (https://ocean.si.edu/world-ocean-day-2016-smithsonian-national-museum-natural-history). During the event, which runs from 10AM-4:30PM, SIO GAMES will showcase its new two-player virtual reality game "ARCTIC EXPLORER: THE ELUSIVE NARWHAL” (siogames.ucsd.edu/ae/).

Orcutt, National Academies committee conclude nuclear plant safety study

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has posted the committee report from the second, and final, phase of the lessons learned from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.  The congressionally mandated study (http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=21874), conducted by 17 distinguished scientists and engineers, including IGPP’s John Orcutt, has determined that the Fukushima accident offers a "wake-up call" as to the risks nuclear fuel pools pose to health and safet

DeSanto "Glamorizes" geophysics in clever blog

Want to know more about the "Glamorous Life of a Geophysicist"? IGPP's John DeSanto has been keeping a blog that will allow followers to do just that!

Siegfried, an Emerging WISSARD Researcher

IGPP Post-Doc Matthew Siegfried is one of three emerging researchers to have their NSF-funded Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project-related research recently published. Siegfrield's West Antarctica Ice-sheet, Subglacial Lake Whillans findings appeared in the 16 March 2016 issue of Geophysical Research Letters (http://goo.gl/CuCTLK).

HSN, Others, Behind the Scenes of El Faro Data Recorder Search

Huge congratulations are due to WHOI, the NTSB and the US Coast Guard for successfully locating the voyage data recorder (VDC) of the sunken cargo ship El Faro.  There was tremendous team effort to support the realtime video streaming of the operations was a team effort with teammates from the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center, Comm Systems, Verizon Satellite Solutions Group , and IGPP/SIO’s HiSeasNet (HSN: https://hiseasnet.ucsd.edu).