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JOIDES Resolution Coring Statistics

Overview of the drilling accomplishments achieved by the JOIDES Resolution for the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP; 1985–2003), the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP; 2003–2013), and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP; 2013–now).

For Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP; 1968-1983) history and operations, see the accomplishments of the Glomar Challenger.

International Ocean Discovery Program

October 2013 to December 2016 (Expeditions 349–363)

Download IODP coring overview spreadsheet.

Expeditions
completed:
Operations
days:
Distance
traveled
(nmi):
Sites
visited:
Holes
drilled:
Cores
recovered:
13 793 40,727 60 191 5,798
 
  Latitude, Longitude Geographic area & cruise
Northernmost site: 32.4°N, 140.4°E IBM Rear Arc, Exp 350
Southernmost site: 41.4°S, 25.3°E Southern African Climates, Exp 361
 
  Meters Feet Miles Geographic area & cruise
Deepest hole penetrated: 1,806 5,925 1.12 IBM Rear Arc, Exp 350, Hole U1437E
Shallowest water depth: 87 285 0.05 Indonesian Throughflow, Exp 356
Deepest water depth: 4,775 15,666 2.97 IBM Fore Arc, Exp 352
Total penetration (cored & drilled): 63,172 207,257 39.3  
Total cored interval: 44,937 147,431 27.9  
Total core recovered: 34,410 112,894 21.4  
Most core recovered on a single cruise: 6,956 22,822 4.3 Western Pacific Warm Pool, Exp 363

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

June 2004 to September 2013 (Expeditions 301–346)

Download IODP coring overview spreadsheet.

Expeditions
completed:
Operations
days:
Distance
traveled
(nmi):
Sites
visited:
Holes
drilled:
Cores
recovered:
35 1,836 126,889 145 439 8,491
 
  Latitude, Longitude Geographic area & cruise
Northernmost site: 67°N, 3°E N Atlantic, Exp 306, Site 1315
Southernmost site: 66.4°S, 140.4°E Wilkes Land, Exp 318, Site U1357
 
  Meters Feet Miles Geographic area & cruise
Deepest hole penetrated: 1,928 6,362 1.2 SW Pacific Ocean, Exp 317, Hole U1352C
Shallowest water depth: 95.5 313.3 0.06 SW Pacific Ocean, Exp 317
Deepest water depth: 5,707.5 18,725 3.55 S Pacific Ocean, Exp 329
Total penetration (cored/drilled): 89,231 292,562 55.4  
Cored interval: 69,557 228,056 43.2  
Core recovered: 57,289 187,833 35.6  
Most core recovered on a cruise: 6,135 20,115 3.81 Asian Monsoon, Exp 346

Ocean Drilling Program

January 1985 to September 2003 (Legs 100–210)

Download ODP coring overview spreadsheet.

Legs
completed:
Operations
days:
Distance
traveled
(nmi):
Sites
visited:
Holes
drilled:
Cores
recovered:
111 6,591 355,781 669 1797 35,772
 
  Latitude, Longitude Geographic area & cruise
Northernmost site: 80.5°N, 8.2°E Arctic Ocean, Leg 151, Site 911
Southernmost site: 70.8°S, 14.6°W Weddell Sea, Leg 113, Site 693
 
  Meters Feet Miles Geographic area & cruise
Deepest hole penetrated: 2,111 6,924 1.31 E Pacific Ocean, Leg 148, Hole 504B
Shallowest water depth: 37.5 123 0.02 NW Pacific Ocean, Leg 143
Deepest water depth: 5,980 19,614 3.72 W Pacific Ocean, Leg 129
Cored and drilled intervals: 438,631 1,447,483 274.1  
Cored interval: 321,482 1,054,461 199.8  
Core recovered: 222,704 730,469 138.4  
Most core recovered on a cruise: 8,003 26,250 4.97 SE Atlantic Ocean, Leg 175

Deep Sea Drilling Project

Glomar Challenger coring statistics

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