2018-2019 Science Planning Summaries
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2018-2019 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Thwaites Media Projects

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Program Manager:
Mr. Peter West

ASC POC/Implementer:
Samina Ouda / Jamee Johnson

Principal Investigator(s)

Mr. Jeff Goodell
New York, New York


Supporting Stations: RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Research Locations:


Two media projects. One from Rolling Stone and the other from Public Radio International (PRI), will sail on the RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer from January to March 2019 on cruise NBP19-02 with British and American scientists studying Thwaites Glacier.

Field Season Overview

The two media groups will sail on the RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer from Punta Arenas, Chile to Thwaites Glacier. During the cruise, GoodelI will be filing short reports from the ship two or three times a week for publication on the Rolling Stone website. Beeler will be recording and doing interviews to file radio stories when she returns home, conducting Skype interviews, when possible on the NBP, and sending audio,videos and photos to cover the cruise online and on social media.

Deploying Team Members

  • Carolyn Beeler (Co-PI)
  • Jeff Goodell (PI)
  • Tasha Snow