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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
(start/end; travel info)
Dates1,2 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea3
(transit /ops)
JRSO Contact
(Staff Scientist)
Non-IODP 31 March to 4 July 2016
Transit/Hole U1473A Remediation 362T Cape Town, South Africa
to Colombo, Sri Lanka
4 July–
6 August 2016
33 24/9 N/A P. Blum
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 Margin4 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 A5 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 B5 368 Hong Kong
to Hong Kong
9 April–
9 June 2017
61 (5/56) 2/54 Z. Jian
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Non-IODP/Transit June to July 2017
Tasman Frontier Subduction 371 TBD August-
September 2017
Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics 369 TBD 28 September–
28 November 2017
61 (5/56) TBD B. Huber
R. Hobbs
K. Bogus
Creeping Gas Hydrate Slides and Hikurangi LWD6 372 TBD December 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History 374 TBD January–
February 2018
Hikurangi Subduction Margin 375 TBD March–April 2018 TBD TBD TBD K. Petronotis
Brothers Arc Flux 376 TBD May–June 2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Non-IODP/Transit July to mid-October 2018
South Pacific Paleogene 378 TBD mid-October to
mid-December 2018
Non-IODP/Transit mid-December 2018 to mid-January 2019
Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History 379 TBD mid-January to
mid-March 2019

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 693-APL, South Chamorro Seamount CORK.
5 Complementary Project Proposal (CPP) contingent on substantial financial contribution outside of normal IODP funding.
6 Combined expedition with 845 APL and LWD from Proposal 781A.

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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.