Science Party and Crew

Meet the science party and crew of the JOIDES Resolution! Work aboard the ship never ceases; operations continue 24 hours a day. The JR’s complement can consist of up to 50 scientists and technicians and 65 crew members.

The makeup of the science party changes with every expedition depending on its objectives. The crew consists of marine professionals and ocean drilling specialists, among others, and rotates about every other expedition. Meet some of these amazing folks below.

Science Party

The JR’s science party is specific to each mission, with the skills and science disciplines chosen especially to achieve the mission’s goals.

Meet the Science Party for Expedition 356: Indonesian Throughflow below:

Stephen J. Gallagher
Co-chief Scientist
University of Melbourne
Craig S. Fulthorpe
Co-chief Scientist
University of Texas at Austin
Kara Bogus
Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
Texas A&M University
Hideko Takayanagi
Inorganic Geochemist
Tohoku University
Wenfang Zhang
Inorganic Geochemist
Nanjing University
Isla S. Castaneda
Organic Geochemist
University of Massachusetts
Yuxin He
Organic Geochemist
Zhejiang University
Daniel R. Franco
Paleomagnetist
National Observatory
Emily Levin
Paleomagnetist
University of California, Davis
Christian Haller
Paleontologist (Benthic Foraminifers)
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Briony L. Mamo
Paleontologist (Benthic Foraminifers)
University of Hong Kong
Soma Baranwal
Paleontologist (Foraminifers)
The Arctic University of Norway
Jeroen Groeneveld
Paleontologist (Foraminifers)
University of Bremen
Jorijntje Henderiks
Paleontologist (Nannofossil)
Uppsala University
Takeshige Ishiwa
Physical Properties Specialist
University of Tokyo
Michelle A. Kominz
Physical Properties Specialist
Western Michigan University
David De Vleeschouwer
Physical Properties Specialist/Downhole Measurements
MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
Michael C. Gurnis
Physical Properties Specialist/Downhole Measurements
California Institute of Technology
Gerald Auer
Sedimentaologist
University of Graz
Tobias Himmler
Sedimentologist
University of Bremen
Hokuto Iwatani
Sedimentologist
University of Hong Kong
Eun Young Lee
Sedimentologist
University of Vienna
Helen V. McGregor
Sedimentologist
University of Wollongong
Cecilia M. McHugh
Sedimentologist
Queen College (C.U.N.Y.)
Benjamin F. Petrick
Sedimentologist
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Donald C. Potts
Sedimentologist
University of California, Santa Cruz
Lars Reuning
Sedimentologist
RWTH Aachen University
Beth A. Christensen
Stratigraphic Correlator
Adelphia University
Willem Renema
Stratigraphic Correlator

Ship Crew

The JR's crew includes technicians, cooks, curators, the folks who operate the ship and the drilling process, and many more. Crew members tend to alternate duty on every other expedition, for the most part. Some members of our crews are below!

Assistant Electrician
Driller
Chief Electronics Technician
Paleomagnetics Technician
Deck Cadet
Radio Operator
Chief Mate
Cabin Steward
Tool Pusher/Core Technician
Logging Engineer
Operations Superintendent
Marine Electronics Technician
Underway-Core Lab Technician
Assistant Lab Officer
3rd Assistant Engineer
Senior Motorman
Physical Properties
Assistant Lab Officer
Imaging Specialist (Photographer)
Assistant Camp Boss
Core Laboratory
Steward
Lead Steward
Curator
Second Mate
First Assistant Engineer
Third Mate
Marine Lab Specialist
Software Developer
Chemistry Tech
Marine Computer Specialist
Lab Officer
Marine Lab Specialist
Logging Engineer
Captain
Curator
X-Ray Lab
Instrumentation Specialist
Underway Geophysics Lab
Applications Developer
Steward
Steward
Instrumentation Specialist
Chief Cook
Chemistry Lab
Lab Officer
Lead Steward
Floorman
Electronic Technician
Chief Engineer
Chief Mechanic
Oiler
Floorman
Electrical Supervisor
Floorman
Radio Operator
Second Mate/DPO
Second Assistant Engineer Officer
Chief Officer
Chief ET/DPO
Toolpusher
Buson and Crane Operator
Crane Operator
AB Roustabout
AB Roustabout
AB Roustabout
AB Roustabout
Rig Welder
Jr Motorman
3rd Engineer
Oiler
Floorman
Derrickman
Floorman
Assistant Driller
Assistant Chef
Assistant Chef
Steward
Camp Boss
Derrickman
Assistant Driller
Chief Electrician
Welder
Assistant Electrician
Electrician
Electronic Tech
Chief Electrician
OIM
Physician
Driller
Oiler
Driller
Assistant Mechanic
Toolpusher/Core Tech
Warehouseman
Chief Mechanic
Cabin Steward
Applications Developer
Underway Geophysics Lab Tech; Research Assistant
Steward
Chemistry Technician (Research Assistant)
Laundry Seward
Baker
Publications Specialist
Assistant Camp Boss
Cook