Journey to the Pito Deep

Journey to the Pito Deep

I’m currently aboard the R/V Atlantis, just northwest of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with 15 scientists and 2 very cool robots.

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

Over the last few months, Jesse and I wrote a short Sci-Fi film. We entered this concept into a contest called Crazy 8s and we won! Now the hard part, we actually need to make the movie...

The Return to Dry Land

The Return to Dry Land

I've spent the past two months aboard the JOIDES Resolution with a team of 120 people drilling a hole in the bottom of the Indian Ocean. We hope this hole will one day be the first to reach all the way through the Earth's crust to the mantle.

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

The JOIDES Resolution is steaming towards Atlantis Bank in the southwest Indian Ocean to start a hole which may one day reach all the way to the mantle!

A New Site and a New Adventure

A New Site and a New Adventure

Hey there, welcome to the latest version of lucaskavanagh.com, now also at lucas.fyi because Kavanagh is really hard to spell. I’m hoping this version will be much more dynamic website, starting with this blog, let’s hope I maintain it!

I write this from a cafe in Colombo, Sri Lanka about to embark on a two month expedition with the International Ocean Discovery Program aboard the JOIDES Resolution. I’m what’s called an Education and Outreach Officer which means its my job to communicate the science happening onboard the ship to the rest of the world. This means I’ll be…