The JOIDES Resolution is an amazing ship that has incredible capacity to drill into the seafloor and further scientific knowledge. So much information about the JR is available on our website, https://joidesresolution.org. This scavenger hunt activity will give you the opportunity to learn more about the ship, its history, and Expedition 391 specifically. You might also win a prize!

How to play: Navigate to the JOIDES Resolution website. Explore the website using the tabs on the right-hand side to look for the answers to the questions below. You can write up your answers to the questions and send them via email, or you can create a copy of the scavenger hunt Google Doc and edit that file directly. Whichever option you choose, make sure to submit your response to our email: thejoidesresolution@gmail.com. The contest officially ends on Sunday, January 30th, at midnight. The first three people to answer all questions correctly will win a prize.

  1. How long is the JOIDES Resolution?
  2. What is the 62-meter tall structure that supports the drill called?
  3. When and where was the JOIDES Resolution built?
  4. What is the URL for the JOIDES Resolution Twitter account?
  5. What did “IODP” stand for before it became the International Ocean Discovery Program?
  6. Name one book or graphic novel written about JOIDES Resolution science.
  7. What is the name of the JOIDES Resolution pop-up museum exhibit?
  8. In which ocean is the JOIDES Resolution currently sailing?
  9. Who are the Co-Chief Scientists for Expedition 391?
  10. Which port did the JOIDES Resolution sail from for Expedition 391?
  11. How did the Walvis Ridge form?
  12. What is one thing that Expedition 391 scientists are trying to learn about Walvis Ridge?
  13. Which type of rock (igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic) is the target of Expedition 391?
  14. Which country are the two Expedition 391 observers from?
  15. What are the names of the two islands associated with the southernmost region of the Walvis Ridge?
  16. List the five lab teams that make up the science party of Expedition 391, and briefly describe what each group does. 
  17. What was the New Year resolution of the Expedition 391 Project Manager, Dr. Tobias Höfig?
  18. Through which university does IODP operate?
  19. Name two people involved in technical support for Expedition 391, along with their titles.
  20. If you could plan a new JOIDES Resolution expedition, where would you go? Why?
Maya Pincus
Maya is a science communicator in every sense of the word. When she is not at sea, she is at home in Brooklyn teaching Earth Science to high school students. In her free time she likes to hike, run, and climb whatever rocks are around.
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