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IODP Expedition Schedule for the JOIDES Resolution

For information on expeditions operated by MarE3 (Chikyu; Japan) and ESO (mission-specific platforms; Europe), please see the IODP Science Office.

Expedition Name
(see map)
Exp # Ports
(start/end; travel info)
Dates1 Total days
(port /sea)
Days at sea2
(transit /ops)
JRSO Contact
(Staff Scientist)
South Pacific Paleogene Climate 378 Lautoka, Fiji
to Papeete, Tahiti
3 January–
6 February 2020
34 (3/31) 20/11 D. Thomas
U. Röhl
L. Childress
Non-IODP (Transit & Derrick Maintenance) 6 February to 26 April 2020 (Papeete, Tahiti to Barbados; 80 days)
Amazon Margin 387 Barbados
to Fortaleza, Brazil
26 April–
26 June 2020
61 (5/56) 8/48 P. Baker
C. Guizan Silva
E. Estes
Equatorial Atlantic Gateway 388 Fortaleza
to Fortaleza, Brazil
26 June–
26 August 2020
61 (5/56) 2/54 G. Fauth
T. Dunkley Jones
L. LeVay
Non-IODP 26 August to 5 October 2020 (Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro; 40 days)
South Atlantic Transect 1 390 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
to Cape Town, South Africa
5 October–
5 December 2020
61 (5/56) 14/42 R. Coggon
J. Sylvan
T. Williams
Walvis Ridge Hotspot 391 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
5 December 2020–
4 February 2021
61 (5/56) 11/45 W. Sager
K. Hoernle
K. Petronotis
Agulhas Plateau Cretaceous Climate 392 Cape Town
to Cape Town, South Africa
4 February–
6 April 2021
61 (5/56) 6/50 G. Uenzelmann-Neben
S. Bohaty
D. Kulhanek
South Atlantic Transect 2 393 Cape Town, South Africa
to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6 April–
6 June 2021
61 (5/56) 13/43 D. Teagle
G. Christeson
C. Alvarez Zarikian
Non-IODP 6 June to 2 October 2021 (Rio de Janeiro to TBD; 118 days)
Rio Grande Cone Methane and Carbon Cycling 394 TBD 2 October–
2 December 2021

1 The start date reflects the initial port call day. The vessel sails when ready.
2 Preliminary total estimated transit (i.e., to and from operational area and between sites).

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Who is Eligible to Sail?

Participation in IODP expeditions is open to all scientists from IODP’s member countries.
Applications must be submitted via each country’s or consortium’s program office.