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 350: Izu Bonin Mariana Rear Arc below:

Cathy Busby
Co-chief Scientist
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Yoshihiko Tamura
Co-chief Scientist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Julia DeMarines
Education and Outreach Officer
Seattle WA
Lesley Allen
Education Officer
Truro-Penwith College, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Peter Blum
Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
Texas A&M University, USA
Julia Ribiero
Igneous Petrologist
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Kevin Konrad
Inorganic Chemist
Oregon State University,USA
Axel Schmitt
Inorganic Chemist
University of California, Los Angeles
Yang Yang
Inorganic Chemist
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Liang Ma
Inorganic Geochemist
Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China
Takashi Miyazaki
Inorganic Geochemist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Gilles Guèrin
Logging Staff Scientist
Columbia University, USA
Dale Griffin
Microbiologist
Tallahassee Florida Office, USA
Ann-Sophie Jonas
Organic Geochemist
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel (IFM), Germany
Myriam Kars
Paleomagnetist
Kochi University, Japan
Robert Musgrave
Paleomagnetist
University of Sydney, Australia
Eleanor John
Paleontologist (foraminifers)
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Maryline Vautravers
Paleontologist (foraminifers)
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Manuela Bordiga
Paleontologist (nannofossils)
Uppsala University, Sweden
Zachary Kita
Paleontologist (nannofossils)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Abigail Barker
Petrologist
Uppsala University, Sweden
Julien Berger
Petrologist
Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III), France
Susan DeBari
Petrologist
Western Washington University,USA
James Gill
Petrologist
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Cedric Hamelin
Petrologist
University of Bergen, Norway
Alexander Nichols
Petrologist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Suzanne Straub
Petrologist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Jihui Jia
Physical Properties Specialist
Kyoto University, Japan
Susam Mahony
Physical Properties Specialist
UNiversity of Bristol, United Kingdom
Michelangelo Martini
Physical Properties Specialist
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Tomoki Sato
Physical Properties Specialist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Martin Jutzeler
Sedimentologist
National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
Graham Andrews
Volcanologist
California State University
Everton Bongiolo
Volcanologist
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Debora Barros Nascimento
Volcanologist
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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