Six new IODP expeditions using the JOIDES Resolution (JR) are scheduled from March 2019 through May 2020. As approved by the JR Facility Board (JRFB) on 17 May 2017, ” the JOIDES Resolution will follow a path from the Gulf of Mexico in FY2020 to the South Atlantic, starting to drill in that region. The JRFB expects that the JR will start to operate in the general area of thr Equatorial and North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Carribean, and the Arctic in FY2021 and through FY2022. Furthermore the JRFB expects that the JR will complete its global circumnavigation in the Indo-Pacific region in FY2023.”

JOIDES Resolution ship track – see also the IODP expeditions schedule