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IODP Expedition Schedule for the JOIDES Resolution

For information on expeditions operated by MarE3 (Chikyu; Japan) and ESO (mission-specific platforms; Europe), please see the IODP Science Office.

JOIDES Resolution Expedition Schedule
Expedition Name
(see map)
Exp # Ports2
(start/end; travel info)
Dates1, 4 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea3
(transit /ops)
JRSO Contact
(Staff Scientist)
Hellenic Arc Volcanic Field 398 Tarragona, Spain
to Heraklion, Greece
11 December 2022–
10 February 2023
61 (5/56) 6/50 T. Druitt
S. Kutterolf
T. Ronge
Non-IODP (Transit/Maintenance) 10 February–12 April 2023 (Heraklion to Ponta Delgada; 61 days)
Building Blocks of Life, Atlantis Massif 399 Ponta Delgada
to Ponta Delgada, Portugal
12 April–
12 June 2023
61 (5/56) 8/48 A. McCaig
S. Lang
P. Blum
Reykjanes Mantle Convection and Climate 395 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
to St. John’s, Canada
12 June–
12 August 2023
61 (5/56) 11/45 R. Parnell-Turner
A. Briais
L. LeVay
NW Greenland Glaciated Margin 400 St. John’s
to St. John’s, Canada
12 August–
12 October 2023
61 (5/56) 13/43 P. Knutz
A. Jennings
L. Childress
Non-IODP4 (Transit/Dry Dock) 12 October–10 December 2023 (St. John’s to Amsterdam; 59 days)
Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateway Exchange
401 Amsterdam, Netherlands
to Napoli, Italy
10 December 2023–
9 February 2024
61 (3/58) 10/48 R. Flecker
E. Ducassou
T. Williams
Tyrrhenian Continent-Ocean Transition
402 Napoli
to Napoli, Italy
9 February–
8 April 2024
59 (5/54) 2/52 N. Zitellini
A. Malinverno
E. Estes
Non-IODP (Transit/Tie-up) 8 April–4 June 2024 (Napoli to Reykjavík; 57 days)
Eastern Fram Strait Paleo-archive
Apply to sail by 1 March 2023
403 Reykjavík
to Reykjavík, Iceland
4 June–
2 August 2024
59 (5/54) 10/44 R. G. Lucchi
K. St. John
T. Ronge
Arctic-Atlantic Gateway Paleoclimate 404 Reykjavík
to Reykjavík, Iceland
2 August–
30 September 2024
59 (5/54) 8/46 W. Geissler
J. Brigham-Grette
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Amazon Margin 387 Postponed P. Baker
C. Guizan Silva
E. Estes
Equatorial Atlantic Gateway 388 Postponed G. Fauth
T. Dunkley Jones
L. LeVay
Rio Grande Cone Methane and Carbon Cycling 394 Postponed TBD TBD

1 The start date reflects the initial port call day. The vessel sails when ready.
2 Ports subject to change, pending issues related to the COVID-19 virus.
3 Preliminary total estimated transit (i.e., to and from operational area and between sites).
4 Transit and tie up days are based on the dry dock happening in Amsterdam.

International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition Map

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Combined International Ocean Discovery Program and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program 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.