JOIDES RESOLUTION

Science in Search of Earth's Secrets

What is the JOIDES Resolution?

The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is a research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to collect and study core samples. Scientists use data from the JR to better understand climate change, geology and Earth’s history. It is a part of the International Ocean Discovery Program and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Current Expedition

Expedition 371 Tasman Frontier Subduction Initiation and Paleogene Climate

The aim is to improve the understanding of the role of plate tectonics in global climate evolution over the past 60 million years. To achieve this, the expedition will primarily focus on obtaining a precise date and metics which will allow the testing of alternate geodynamic models.

Time at Sea: 56 days

Date on Ship: Friday September 22

Time on Ship: 02:08

ABOUT THE SHIP

ABOUT THE SHIP

SHIP'S LOG
Click a Photo to Read Blogs from the Ship’s Crew.
  • Leaders in Geoscience: "Women who rock on the JR"
  • The "Unsung Hero's" of the JR.
  • (VIDEO LINK) Drilling 101-Expedition 371 Tasman Sea Frontier
  • Adriane Lam: The tool I can’t live without and use daily? A paintbrush.

PAST EXPEDITIONS

Click any marker to learn more about our past expeditions!