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.
The JOIDES Resolution is currently in port in Hong Kong awaiting the next exciting expedition to the Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet set to sail on January 18, 2019.
There’s still plenty to explore on our site! You can:
- Read the #AntarticLog comics
- Take a tour of the JOIDES Resolution on our interactive research vessel tour page
- Sign up to connect your class or group with a ship-to-shore broadcast during the Amundsen expedition
- Visit our multimedia page
Time at Sea: 39 days