JOIDES RESOLUTION

Science in Search of Earth's Secrets

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.

ABOUT THE SHIP

ABOUT THE SHIP

SHIP'S LOG
Click a Photo to Read Blogs from the Ship’s Crew.
  • Three technicians in the core splitting room. One is spraying the core cutter with a hose. The other two are holding a core that has just been split, and you can see the insides of the core.
    Let's Split
  • Why Do We Re-Drill?
  • The blue cap of a core liner. The cap is labelled with the core's ID number - 15H-3.
    A Numerical Tribute to Site U1553
  • We Finally Have CORE! Now What?!

PAST EXPEDITIONS

Click any marker to learn more about our past expeditions! Zoom in on the map for more accurate drill site locations.