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.
Scientists on board Expedition 385T will revisit two Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) legacy sites—Holes 504B and 896A on the Costa Rica Rift flank—to advance lithostratigraphic, hydrogeological, and deep biosphere studies of upper oceanic crust. In addition to the science party, 12 undergraduate students from around the country will live and work on board to learn about IODP, the technology and engineering of the JOIDES Resolution, observe operations, learn about science communication techniques and strategies, and take part in life at sea.
Time at Sea: 2 days