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.
Expedition 372 investigates slow slip events (SSEs) on subduction faults, as well as actively deforming gas hydrate-bearing landslides. The Hikurangi margin east of New Zealand is a unique study area that allows scientists to address both research topics.
Time at Sea: 13 days