Mrs. Linsley's answer for the location of the ship was very precise. It is not necessary to have such a precise answer for the location of the ship to find the distance between you and the ship. Here is one method you can use to find the distance to the JOIDES Resolution.
Create a table to record your data. The table should be like the one below (or you can even use this one).
Follow the link below to find a world map. On this map you can find your approximate location in Texas (or wherever you may be). University at Texas Library World Map
Once you have all the latitudes and longitudes you need, go to this web page to enter the data from your table. Converting Latitude and Longitude to Distance
Identifying the member countries of the Ocean Drilling Program
was intended as an optional extension activity. We suggest possibly
using a classroom world map and identifying these countries as
a class activity. The map at the link provided above can also
serve for this purpose. Another suggestion for this activity is
to have the students identify the countries by numbers on a map
and make a key with the country names. For example:
1. United States
3. Australia, etc...
The map used in the broadcast and provided below can be used as needed.
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