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IODP Expedition Schedule for the JOIDES Resolution

For information on expeditions operated by CDEX (Japan) and ESO (Europe), please see the IODP Science Office.

Reports from current expeditionCompleted expeditionsExpedition pages

Expedition Name
(see map)
Exp # Ports
(travel info)
Dates1,2 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea3
(transit /ops)
JRSO contacts
Maldives Monsoon and Sea Level 359 Darwin, Australia
to Colombo, Sri Lanka
30 September–
30 November 2015
61 (5/56) 17/39 C. Betzler
G. Eberli
C. Alvarez Zarikian
SW Indian Ridge Lower Crust and Moho 360 Colombo, Sri Lanka
to Port Louis, Mauritius
30 November 2015–
30 January 2016
61 (5/56) 14/42 H. Dick
C. MacLeod
P. Blum
Southern African Climates4 361 Port Louis, Mauritius to
Capetown, South Africa
30 January–
31 March 2016
61 (5/56) 6/50 I. Hall
S. Hemming
L. LeVay
Non-IODP 31 March to 6 August 2016
Sumatra Seismogenic Zone 362 Colombo, Sri Lanka
to Singapore
6 August–
6 October 2016
61 (5/56) 7/49 L. McNeill
B. Dugan
K. Petronotis
Western Pacific Warm Pool 363 Singapore
to Guam
6 October–
8 December 2016
63 (5/58) 8/50 Y. Rosenthal
A. Holbourn
D. Kulhanek
Mariana Convergent Margin5 366 Guam to Hong Kong 8 December 2016–
7 February 2017
61 (5/56) 8/48 P. Fryer
G. Wheat
T. Williams
South China Sea Rifted Margin A6
Apply to sail by 15 January 2016
367 Hong Kong to Hong Kong 7 February–
9 April 2017
61 (5/56) 2/54 Z. Sun
J. Stock
A. Klaus
South China Sea Rifted Margin B6
Apply to sail by 15 January 2016
368 Hong Kong to Hong Kong 9 April–
9 June 2017
61 (5/56) 2/54 Z. Jian
K. McIntosh
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Non-IODP 9 June to 4 October 2017
Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics 369 Fremantle, Australia to TBD 4 October–
4 December 2017
61 (5/56) TBD TBD K. Bogus
Hikurangi Subduction Margin7 TBD TBD 2018 TBD TBD TBD K. Petronotis

1 Dates for expeditions may be adjusted pending non-IODP activities.
2 The start date reflects the initial port call day. The vessel will sail when ready.
3 Transit total is the estimated transit to and from port call and does not include transit between sites.
4 Also includes Proposal 845-APL, Agulhas Current LGM Density.
5 Also includes Proposal 693-APL, South Chamorro Seamount CORK.
6 Complementary Project Proposal (CPP) contingent on substantial financial contribution outside of normal IODP funding.
7 Will be implemented in FY18 but will not be placed in the expedition sequence until the 2016 JOIDES Resolution Facility Board meeting.

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Who is Eligible to Sail?

Participation in IODP expeditions is open to all scientists from IODP's member countries.
Applications must be submitted via each country's or consortium's program office.