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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)
USIO contacts
Non-IODP 31 May to 31 July 2015
Indonesian Throughflow 356 Fremantle to
Darwin, Australia
31 July–
30 September 2015
61 (5/56) 4/52 S. Gallagher
C. Fulthorpe
K. Bogus
The following expeditions are subject to availability of funds.
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 Climates5 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 31 July 2016
Sumatra Seismogenic Zone 362 Colombo, Sri Lanka
to Singapore
31 July–
30 September 2016
61 (5/56) 7/49 L. McNeill
B. Dugan
K. Petronotis
Western Pacific Warm Pool
Apply to sail by 15 August 2015
363 Singapore
to Guam
30 September–
30 November 2016
61 (5/56) 8/48 Y. Rosenthal
A. Holbourn
D. Kulhanek
Mariana Convergent Margin6
Apply to sail by 15 August 2015
366 Guam to TBD 30 November 2016 –
January 2017
TBD TBD P. Fryer
G. Wheat
T. Williams
South China Sea Rifted Margin A4 367 TBD to TBD February - March 2017 TBD TBD TBD A. Klaus
South China Sea Rifted Margin B4 368 TBD to TBD April - May 2017 TBD TBD TBD C. Alvarez Zarikian
Non-IODP June to September 2017
Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics 369 TBD to TBD September - November 2017 TBD TBD TBD K. Bogus
Hikurangi Subduction Margin7 TBD TBD to 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 Complementary Project Proposal (CPP) contingent on substantial financial contribution outside of normal IODP funding.
5 Also includes Proposal 845-APL, Agulhas Current LGM Density.
6 Also includes Proposal 693-APL, South Chamorro Seamount CORK.
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.