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IODP Expedition Schedule for the JOIDES Resolution

For information on expeditions operated by CDEX (Chikyu; Japan) and ESO (mission-specific platforms; Europe), please see the IODP Science Office.

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)
Hikurangi Subduction Margin 375 Lyttelton
to Auckland, New Zealand
8 March–
5 May 2018
58 (5/53) 3/50 D. Saffer
L. Wallace
K. Petronotis
Brothers Arc Flux
376 Auckland
to Auckland, New Zealand
5 May–
5 July 2018
61 (5/56) 2/54 C. de Ronde
S. Humphris
T. Höfig
Transit/Dry dock 5 July to 14 October 2018 (101 days)
South Pacific Paleogene Climate 378 Lyttelton, New Zealand
to Papeete, Tahiti
14 October–
14 December 2018
61 (4/57) 22/35 D. Thomas
U. Röhl
L. Childress
JR100 (Non-IODP) 379T Papeete, Tahiti
to Punta Arenas, Chile
14 December 2018–
18 January 2019
35 (5/30) 22/8   M. Malone
Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History 379 Punta Arenas
to Punta Arenas, Chile
18 January–
20 March 2019
61 (5/56) 14/42 K. Gohl
J. Wellner
A. Klaus
Iceberg Alley Paleoceanography & South Falkland Slope Drift6 382 Punta Arenas
to Punta Arenas, Chile
20 March–
20 May 2019
61 (5/56) 9/47 M. Weber
M. Raymo
T. Williams
Dynamics of Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current 383 Punta Arenas
to Valparaiso, Chile
20 May–
20 July 2019
61 (5/56) 20/36 F. Lamy
G. Winckler
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Panama Basin Crustal Architecture (504B) & Engineering Testing7 384 Valparaiso, Chile
to San Diego, California
20 July–
19 September 2019
61 (5/56) TBD TBD P. Blum
Guaymas Basin Tectonics and Biosphere
Apply to sail by 15 April 2018
385 San Diego
to San Diego, California
19 September–
19 November 2019
61 (5/56) 9/47 A. Teske
T. Höfig
Transit/Tie up 19 November to 21 January 2020 (64 days)
Gulf of Mexico Methane Hydrate4 386 Galveston
to Galveston, Texas
21 January–
22 March 2020
61 (3/58) 2/56 TBD L. LeVay
South Atlantic expedition TBD 387 TBD 22 March–
May 2020

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 Combined expedition with 841 APL and LWD from Proposal 781A (Expedition 375).
6 Combined Proposal 902 with 846 APL.
7 Combined 769 APL and engineering testing.

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IODP expeditions map

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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.