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 353: Indian Monsoon below:

Steven C. Clemens
Co-chief Scientist
Brown University, USA
Wolfgang Kuhnt
Co-chief Scientist
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel (IFM), Germany
Priyank Jaiswal
Downhole Tools/Physical Properties Specialist
Oklahoma State University, USA
Katie B. Taladay
Downhole Tools/Physical Properties Specialist
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Juliet Crowell
Education Officer
previously at The Smithsonian Institution, USA
Markus Fingerle
Education Officer, High School Science Teacher
Ellwangen/Jagst, Germany
Leah LeVay
Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
Texas A&M University, USA
Edmund C. Hathorne
Inorganic Geochemist
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel (IFM), Germany
John B. Kirkpatrick
Inorganic Geochemist
University of Rhode Island, USA
Netramani Sagar
Inorganic Geochemist
National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), India
Yongsong Huang
Organic Geochemist
Brown University, USA
Masanobu Yamamoto
Organic Geochemist
Hokkaido University, Japan
Samuel N. Taylor
Paleomagnetist
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
Yoichi Usui
Paleomagnetist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Karen Gariboldi
Paleontologist (diatoms)
Università di Pisa, Italy
Oscar E. Romero
Paleontologist (diatoms)
University of Bremen, Germany
Xuan Ding
Paleontologist (foraminifers)
China University of Geosciences, China
Marci M. Robinson
Paleontologist (foraminifers)
United States Geological Survey, Reston USA
Milos Bartol
Paleontologist (nannofossils)
Uppsala University, Sweden
Clara T. Bolton
Paleontologist (nannofossils)
University of Oviedo, Spain
Pallavi Anand
Physical Properties Specialist
The Open University, UK
Jiasheng Wang
Physical Properties Specialist
China University of Geosciences, China
Takuto Ando
Sedimentologist
Hokkaido University, Japan
Sunghan Kim
Sedimentologist
Pusan National University, Korea
Kate Littler
Sedimentologist
University of Exeter, UK
Philippe Martinez
Sedimentologist
Université de Bordeaux, France
Stephen C. Phillips
Sedimentologist
University of New Hampshire, USA
Kaustubh Thirumalai
Sedimentologist
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Goichiro Uramoto
Sedimentologist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Liping Zhou
Sedimentologist
Peking University, China
Liviu Giosan
Stratigraphic Correlator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Gianluca Marino
Stratigraphic Correlator
The Australian National University, Australia

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