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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)
Note schedule changes
Exp # Ports
(start/end; travel info)
Dates1 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea2
(transit /ops)
Co-Chief
Scientists
JRSO Contact
(Staff Scientist)
Return to Hole U1503A (South China Sea) 368X Hong Kong
to Hong Kong
15 November–
8 December 2018
23 (3/20) 2/18 N/A L. Childress
Non-IODP (Transit) 8 December 2018 to 18 January 2019 (Hong Kong to Punta Arenas; 41 days)
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 and Subantarctic Ice and Ocean Dynamics3 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 Punta Arenas, Chile
20 May–
20 July 2019
61 (5/56) 20/36 F. Lamy
G. Winckler
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Non-IODP (JR100) 379T Punta Arenas
to Antofagasta, Chile
20 July–
18 August 2019
29 (5/24) 8/16   M. Malone
Panama Basin Crustal Architecture (504B) and Restoring Hole 896A 385T Antofagasta, Chile
to San Diego, California
18 August–
16 September 2019
29 (1/28) 18/10 B. Orcutt
M. Tominaga
P. Blum
Guaymas Basin Tectonics and Biosphere 385 San Diego
to San Diego, California
16 September–
16 November 2019
61 (5/56) 9/47 A. Teske
D. Lizarralde
T. Höfig
Non-IODP (Transit) 16 November 2019 to 3 January 2020 (San Diego to Fiji4; 48 days)
South Pacific Paleogene Climate 378 Fiji4
to Papeete, Tahiti
3 January–
4 March 2020
61 (3/58) 27/31 D. Thomas
U. Röhl
L. Childress
Engineering Testing 384 Papeete, Tahiti
to Barbados
4 March–
26 April 2020
53 (5/48) 25/23 N/A P. Blum
Amazon Margin 387 Barbados
to Recife, Brazil
26 April–
26 June 2020
61 (5/56) 8/48 TBD L. Childress
Equatorial Atlantic Gateway 388 Recife
to Recife, Brazil
26 June–
26 August 2020
61 (5/56) 2/54 TBD L. LeVay
Non-IODP 26 August to 5 October 2020 (Recife to Rio de Janeiro; 40 days)
South Atlantic Transect 1 390 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
to Cape Town, South Africa
5 October–
5 December 2020
61 (5/56) 14/42 TBD C. Alvarez Zarikian
Walvis Ridge Hotspot 391 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
5 December 2020–
4 February 2021
61 (5/56) 11/45 TBD K. Petronotis
Agulhas Plateau Cretaceous Climate 392 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
4 February–
6 April 2021
61 (5/56) 6/50 TBD D. Kulhanek
South Atlantic Transect 2 393 Cape Town, South Africa
to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6 April–
6 June 2021
61 (5/56) 13/43 TBD C. Alvarez Zarikian

Notes:
1 The start date reflects the initial port call day. The vessel sails when ready.
2 Preliminary total estimated transit (i.e., to and from operational area and between sites).
3 Proposal 902 combined with 846 APL.
4 Port in Fiji TBD.

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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.