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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 # Ports
(start/end; travel info)
Dates1 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea2
(transit /ops)
JRSO Contact
(Staff Scientist)
Non-IODP (Dry Dock/Tie-up) 16 May to 20 July 2020 (Amsterdam to Kristiansand; 68 days)
Engineering Testing 384 Kristiansand, Norway
to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
20 July–
5 September 2020
47 (2/45) 18/27 N/A P. Blum
Non-IODP (Tie-up/Transit) 5 September to 5 October 2020 (Las Palmas to Montevideo; 30 days)
South Atlantic Transect 1 390 Montevideo, Uruguay
to Cape Town, South Africa
5 October–
5 December 2020
61 (3/58) 15/43 R. Coggon
J. Sylvan
E. Estes
Walvis Ridge Hotspot 391 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
5 December 2020–
4 February 2021
61 (5/56) 11/45 W. Sager
K. Hoernle
K. Petronotis
Agulhas Plateau Cretaceous Climate 392 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
4 February–
6 April 2021
61 (5/56) 6/50 G. Uenzelmann-Neben
S. Bohaty
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 D. Teagle
G. Christeson
T. Williams
Non-IODP 6 June to 2 October 2021 (Rio de Janeiro to TBD; 118 days)
Rio Grande Cone Methane and Carbon Cycling 394 Montevideo, Uruguay
to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 October–
2 December 2021
61 (5/56) 5/51 TBD TBD
Reykjanes Mantle Convection and Climate 395 Postponed R. Parnell-Turner
A. Briais
L. LeVay
Amazon Margin 387 Postponed P. Baker
C. Guizan Silva
E. Estes
Equatorial Atlantic Gateway 388 Postponed G. Fauth
T. Dunkley Jones
L. LeVay

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).

IODP expeditions map

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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.