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.
This has been an incredible whirlwind of ups and downs. We weren't able to drill as deep as was originally hoped but we did end with the fifth deepest hole ever drilled into the hard oceanic crust (789 m)! I met an incredible group of people onboard and you can hear some their stories in A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea (also available on iTunes). Two more episodes of this podcast miniseries are still in the works and I'm working on a couple articles providing overviews of the expedition. Stay tuned!