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.
This summer, geologists and oceanographers from Rutgers will lead a team of scientists to the southeastern Pacific Ocean aboard the JOIDES Resolution to investigate the history of oceanographic and hydrologic change along the northern margin of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and on the South American continent.
Time at Sea: 2 days