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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.

Expedition Name
(see map)
Exp # Ports2
(start/end; travel info)
Dates1 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea3
(transit /ops)
JRSO Contact
(Staff Scientist)
Non-IODP (Tie-up) 5 September to 5 October 2020 (Kristiansand; 30 days)
South Atlantic Transect Re-Entry Installations 390C Kristiansand, Norway
to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
5 October–
5 December 2020
61 (3/58) 39/19 N/A E. Estes
Non-IODP (Tie-up) 5 December 2020 to 6 April 2021 (Las Palmas, Canary Islands; 122 days)
Hole U1309D Remediation and Engineering Testing 395E Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
to Reykjavík, Iceland
6 April–
6 June 2021
61 TBD N/A P. Blum
Reykjanes Mantle Convection and Climate 395 Reykjavík
to Reykjavík, Iceland
6 June–
6 August 2021
61 (5/56) 3/53 R. Parnell-Turner
A. Briais
L. LeVay
Mid-Norwegian Continental Margin Magmatism
Apply to sail by 11 October 2020
396 Reykjavík, Iceland
to Kristiansand, Norway
6 August–
6 October 2021
61 (5/56) 7/49 C. Berndt
S. Planke
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Non-IODP (Tie-up/Transit) 6 October to 6 December 2021 (Kristiansand to Cape Town; 61 days)
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
K. Petronotis
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
D. Kulhanek
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
G. Christeson
T. Williams
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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IODP expeditions map

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.