Apply to Sail
The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) has begun accepting applications for two expeditions aboard the JOIDES Resolution: Expedition 363 (Western Pacific Warm Pool) and Expedition 366 (Mariana Convergent Margin):
- Expedition 363: Western Pacific Warm Pool (30 September – 30 November 2016) aims to understand the interaction between climate and the Western Pacific Warm Pool (WPWP) from the middle Miocene to Holocene. A series of sites will be drilled in the western equatorial Pacific and eastern Indian Ocean to investigate: the role and response of the WPWP to millennial climate variability during the late Quaternary, changes in the WPWP and relation to monsoon activity on orbital timescales during the Pliocene-Pleistocene, changes in the Indonesian Throughflow during the Pliocene-Pleistocene, and the long-term evolution of WPWP sea surface and intermediate water temperatures and water chemistry since the middle Miocene.
- Expedition 366: Mariana Convergent Margin (30 November 2016 – January 2017) will investigate geochemical, tectonic, and biological processes at intermediate depths of an active subduction zone. This expedition will core the summits and flanks of serpentinite mud volcanoes on the forearc of the Mariana system, a non-accretionary convergent plate margin in the western Pacific. In addition, a reentry cone and casing system will be installed at three sites to provide the infrastructure for post-cruise installation of long-term monitoring systems and the existing Hole 1200C borehole observatory (CORK) will also be removed.
Opportunities exist for researchers, including graduate students, in all specialties, including sedimentologists, structural geologists, paleontologists, biostratigraphers, petrologists, paleomagnetists, petrophysicists, borehole geophysicists, microbiologists, and inorganic/organic geochemists. U.S.-affiliated scientists interested in participating in these expeditions should apply to sail before the deadline August 15, 2015.
Thanks to all of the scientists who have participated on past expeditions and continue to make IODP a successful research program! Learn More