BlogSeeking the Secrets of the Earth in Santorini

Marine exploratory drilling in the volcanoes of Santorini, Christiana and Koloumbos.

On 16 October at 18:00, the opening of the interactive scientific exhibition “Seeking the Secrets of the Earth” will take place at the Belloneio Cultural Centre.
The aim of the exhibition is to inform the residents of Santorini and all interested parties about the scientific objectives of the research mission that will be carried out from mid-December 2022 to mid-February 2023 by the US research vessel JOIDES.

Resolution. Specifically, the vessel will carry out marine drilling around Santorini in order to reconstruct the geological history of the volcanic complex of Christiana, Santorini and Kolumbos. The mission is part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).

The exhibition will run from 17 to 23 October 2022, and visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history and scientific objectives of IODP, take a virtual tour of the JOIDES Resolution research vessel and understand the geological history of the volcanoes of Santorini, Christiana and Koloumbos.

In the first week after the opening, visitors will be able to come to the exhibition area from 17:00 to 20:30, as in the morning hours the area will host the students of the schools of Santorini and Thirasia.