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.
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: 24 days