IODP Community Survey

Help Support JOIDES Resolution Facility Renewal

A Community Survey on the NSF Facility D/V JOIDES Resolution

Survey Goals and Background: In preparation for the 2018 NSF presentation to the National Science Board seeking renewal of the JOIDES Resolution facility (JR), the U.S. IODP scientific community will convene a workshop on September 26-28, 2017 to review and assess the role of the JR in meeting the challenges of the 2013-2023 IODP Science Plan, Illuminating Earth’s Past, Present and Future.

This assessment will cover the period beginning with the start of the International Ocean Discovery Program (Expedition 349 in 2014) and include both an inventory of facility accomplishments and an identification of specific Science Plan challenges that require the continued use of the JR to meet. The workshop will build on the successes of the 2012 planning meeting, Building U.S. Strategies for 2013-2023 Scientific Ocean Drilling, and will rely extensively on data collected in a community survey.

Your input is critical to this effort. If you have sailed on the JR, plan to in the future, or use data  acquired on JR expeditions, we ask that you take the time to complete the survey to let us know your experiences, opinions and priorities for the facility. [Please note this survey focuses on the JR; the other IODP platforms have their own timetables for renewal.] Your candid responses will provide the foundation upon which we can prepare for the 2017 workshop and build a successful case for renewal of the JR facility. Although the final decision on renewal will be made by the U.S. National Science Foundation, we seek input from all users of the JR and its data, both within and outside of the U.S.

We anticipate that completing this survey will take 15-30 minutes, depending on the level of detail you wish to provide. You will be able to save, close and return to the survey once you have started. Before beginning, you may wish to access a copy of the IODP Science Plan, which can be accessed at In addition, a summary of the proposals and progress toward fulfillment of the Science Plan, produced by the IODP Forum, is available at

To complete the survey, please visit

On behalf of the workshop’s Steering Committee, we thank you again for your participation, and look forward to reading your responses.

Steering Committee:

  • Beth Christensen (Adelphi University, Co-Chair)
  • Jennifer Biddle (University of Delaware)
  • Cara Burberry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Gail Christeson (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Rob Harris (Oregon State University)
  • John Jaeger (University of Florida, Gainesville, Co-Chair)
  • Mark Reagan (University of Iowa)
  • Rebecca Robinson (University of Rhode Island) Jason Sylvan (Texas A&M University)
  • Debbie Thomas (Texas A&M University)