Tour of the Drillship JOIDES Resolution
This online brochure guides you through the Ocean Drilling Program's scientific drill ship, JOIDES Resolution. Its contents describe the features of a unique floating research laboratory.
Scientists on board have at their
disposal a complete array of instruments and equipment
located in the ship's 12 laboratories. The scientists, who
represent a variety of disciplines in earth sciences,
analyze samples of rock and sediment using a range of
instruments. They examine smears of sediment under an array
of microscopes, X-ray cores with sophisticated machines,
probe thick rounds of samples with thermometers, and
compress, freeze, or slice the sub-seafloor material.