Live Tour of the JOIDES Resolution

  • 26 Sep 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online and in-person at Bridge 99 Brewery

JOIDES Resolution

Science in Search of Earth's Secrets

Watch the recorded presentation

Please join us at Bridge 99 Brewery:

63063 Layton Avenue, Bend

5:30 pm social hour

7:00 pm live video broadcast from the JOIDES Resolution

COGS talk are free and open to the public -- all are welcome! Please join us for the social hour before the presentation.

All presentations are also live-streamed through Zoom. You can register for the Zoom meeting though the link at the top of this page.

About the JOIDES Resolution:

The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is a research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to collect and study core samples. Scientists use data from the JR to better understand climate change, geology and Earth’s history. It is a part of the International Ocean Discovery Program and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Join COGS for a live tour of the JOIDES Resolution!
We will meet in person for our regular social hour from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm, we will host a live video broadcast with educators and scientists on board the ship. Join us in person for the live broadcast, or participate through Zoom by registering for the Zoom meeting.

How to get the most out of this live virtual tour:
    Read about the last 50 years of exploring the sea floor in these articles:
    More resources for the live virtual tour:

    Bring your questions to submit to scientists and ship staff during the live video broadcast.

      The JR is currently on expedition in Baffin Bay in NW Greenland.

      EXPEDITION 400: NW Greenland Glaciated Margin

      13 August – 13 October, 2023

      The Greenland Ice Sheet holds a large amount of fresh water, equivalent to ~7.4 m of global sea level rise if it were to melt. Recent studies have demonstrated the sensitivity of the Greenland Ice Sheet to climate warming, and indicate the potential impact of the resulting meltwaters on global sea level rise and oceanic circulation patterns. However, the ice sheet’s response to major climate change is poorly constrained by data, leading to a knowledge gap that limits our ability to confidently project future cryospheric responses.

      Expedition 400 will conduct a transect of sites in the semi-enclosed basin of Baffin Bay. By targeting high-accumulation rate sites that span the last 25 – 30 million years of Earth’s history, located close to major glacial outlets, it is hoped that the scientists will be able to map the extremes of the Greenland Ice Sheet, from maximum glaciated limits to periods with possible total ice loss. By correlating these fluctuations to global climate changes, ocean circulation and heat distribution changes, as well as orbital and tectonic forcings, scientists will better understand what influences the Greenland Ice Sheet over a range of timescales.

      Learn more about Expedition 400:

      International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 400 Scientific Objectives

      International Ocean Discovery Program General Information

      JR Education and Outreach Officers would like your feedback!

      After the live broadcast, JR Education and Outreach Officers would love to have your feedback as they are always working to improve educational outreach and events. Please take the JR Video Events Survey.

      Were you inspired by this event?

      Considering applying to sail on the JR as an Onboard Outreach Officer!

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