NW Greenland Glaciated Margin Expedition

Current Location

74 degrees North, 60 degrees West

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

Before the expedition starts on the JOIDES Resolution, first the scientists and crew pack our expedition luggage and make our way to the same port city. Let's prepare to fly to Reykjavik, Iceland!


Join Educator Officer Michelle aboard the scientific drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution to hear about her journey to the ship, settling in, and the fieldwork underway off the coast of Greenland.