We've made the decision to cancel the Marine Geology and Geophysics field course for 2020. Our primary concern is student safety and health, and we are now aware that it is quite likely some degree of social distancing practices will still be required into May. Considering our interactions during the field course of being at sea together in close quarters on two different ships, sharing a rental house with 20+ people, and lots of cases of shared equipment use from cores, to grain size equipment, to computers, to microscopes, we cannot come up with a realistic and safe way to conduct the course with even moderate (e.g. 6 ft distance) social distancing measures in place.
The JSG has not made final decisions about other late spring/summer JSG activities yet, but will notify donors/sponsors/alums/friends as more decisions are made.
We'll see you next year - keep you posted! Thanks for your continued support!
Best to you and yours,
Marcy, Dan, Steffen, Sean, John, and Chris