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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 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea3
(transit /ops)
JRSO Contact
(Staff Scientist)
Walvis Ridge Hotspot 391 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
6 December 2021–
5 February 2022
61 (5/56) 11/45 W. Sager
K. Hoernle
T. Höfig
Agulhas Plateau Cretaceous Climate 392 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
5 February–
7 April 2022
61 (5/56) 6/50 G. Uenzelmann-Neben
S. Bohaty
L. Childress
South Atlantic Transect 1 390 Cape Town, South Africa
to Montevideo, Uruguay
7 April–
7 June 2022
61 (5/56) 14/42 R. Coggon
J. Sylvan
E. Estes
South Atlantic Transect 2 393 Montevideo
to Montevideo, Uruguay
7 June–
7 August 2022
61 (5/56) 14/42 D. Teagle
J. Reece
T. Williams
Non-IODP (Transit/Tie-up) 7 August to 6 October 2022 (Montevideo to Lisbon; 60 days)
Iberian Margin Paleoclimate 397 Lisbon, Portugal
to Tarragona, Spain
6 October–
6 December 2022
61 (5/56) 4/52 D. Hodell
F. Abrantes
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Hellenic Arc Volcanic Field 398 Tarragona, Spain
to Heraklion, Greece
6 December 2022–
5 February 2023
61 (5/56) 5/51 T. Druitt
S. Kutterolf
T. Höfig
Non-IODP (Transit/Maintenance) 5 February to 7 April 2023 (Heraklion to Ponta Delgada; 61 days)
Building Blocks of Life, Atlantis Massif
Apply to sail by 1 February 2022
399 Ponta Delgada
to Ponta Delgada, Portugal
7 April–
7 June 2023
61 (5/56) 8/48 Andrew McCaig
Susan Lang
P. Blum
Reykjanes Mantle Convection and Climate 395 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
to St. John’s, Canada
7 June–
7 August 2023
61 (TBD) TBD R. Parnell-Turner
A. Briais
L. LeVay
NW Greenland Glaciated Margin 400 St. John’s
to St. John’s, Canada
7 August–
7 October 2023
61 (5/56) 13/43 P. Knutz
A. Jennings
L. Childress
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).

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.