NW Greenland Glaciated Margin Expedition

Current Location

Aboard the JOIDES Resolution, Baffin Bay, Off the Coast of Greenland

How can rocks and dirt from the ocean floor help scientists predict the future of the massive Greenland Ice Sheet? Climb aboard the scientific drilling ship JOIDES Resolution as we investigate!


This week, instead of sharing just my experiences, I asked lots of other people on the ship to share their experiences as well. I hope you enjoy learning what life is like onboard.


The JOIDES Resolution is an incredible floating science laboratory! Let's see how scientists and crew bring sediments up from below the sea floor and begin studying them right away--all while at sea!

Field Notes

Polar regions (or places near the North and South Poles) are pretty extreme, both in their living conditions and their spectacular beauty. Let's explore what it takes to live in the far, far North!


Where does a fresh core sample from the ocean floor go once onboard the JOIDES Resolution? Join Michelle as she takes us into the laboratory and shows us LIVE how cores are processed and examined!