Forty-five years ago, Leg 28 of the Ocean Drilling Program recovered cores from the Ross Sea that changed the way we think about Antarctic ice.
Every decade our knowledge has advanced through more Antarctic drilling expeditions, including ANDRILL projects.
Now, the International Ocean Discovery Program makes a long-awaited return to the Ross Sea on Expedition 374. Scientists from 13 different nations will look back in time to understand the Antarctica of the future.
The JOIDES Resolution, an IODP ship that drills cores from below the ocean floor for science, is currently transiting across the Southern Ocean. In a few days, the expedition will reach its first drill site. Then, for the 31 scientists, 22 technical staff, and 63 crew onboard, it’ll be all stations go.