JOIDES Resolution

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JOIDES Resolution in 2009
JOIDES Resolution
Career ( United States)
Name: JOIDES Resolution
Operator: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Port of registry: Limassol, Cyprus
Builder: Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia, Canada
Launched: 1978
Renamed: 1985
Refit: 2009
Homeport: None
Identification: D5BC
Nickname: JR
General characteristics
Class & type: A1 E Drilling Unit AMS ACCU
Type: Ocean-going Drilling Vessel
Tonnage: 9719 ST[clarification needed]
Displacement: 9479-18,720 ST
Length: 470.5 ft
Beam: 70 ft
Height: 202 ft
Ice class: 1B
Installed power: 9000 hp
Boats & landing
craft carried:
4
Complement: 112
Crew: 47
Drillship JOIDES Resolution in 1988

JOIDES Resolution (Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling) is a scientific drilling ship once used by the Ocean Drilling Program, then by her successor, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program(now known as the International Ocean Discovery Program). She is the successor of Glomar Challenger.

The ship was launched as Sedco/BP 471, an oil exploration vessel. She was later converted for scientific use and began working for the ODP in January 1985.

JOIDES Resolution returned to active service in February 2009 following an extensive renovation of her laboratory facilities and crew quarters.

IODP accomplishments[1][edit]

Expeditions completed Operations days Miles traveled Sites visited Holes drilled Cores recovered
21 1032 67,101 74 217 4,264
Northernmost site Southernmost site Shallowest water depth Deepest water depth Deepest hole Total core recovered
67 deg N 66.4 deg S 95.5 m 4,479 m 1,507 m 29,295 m

ODP Accomplishments[edit]

Expeditions completed Operations days Miles traveled Sites visited Holes drilled Cores recovered
111 6,591 355,781 669 1,797 35,772
Northernmost site Southernmost site Shallowest water depth Deepest water depth Deepest hole Total core recovered
80.5 deg N 70.8 deg S 37.5 m 5,980 m 2,111 m 222,704 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://iodp.tamu.edu/publicinfo/ship_stats.html

External links[edit]