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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
JOIDES Resolution

Last Updated - 8/3/2009
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: USA

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: D5BC
Owner: Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES)
Operator: Integrated Ocean Drilling program (IODP)
Address: Overall Program Management Operations Management
815 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 210
Washington, DC 20006 USA
Telephone: 202-465-7500
Fax: 202-955-8383
Year Built: 1978
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 143.3  m
  Breadth: 21.3  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: Unknown

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: sedimentology, paleontology, geochemistry, geophysics, petrology, paIeomagnetism, physical propertie
  Operating Area: North and Mid Atlantic ocean, Gulf of mexico, Pacific Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported: NP9 NP13, NA1, NA4, NA5, NA7, NA9,

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 8817.08  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 90  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 88
  Scientists: 25
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 20 Macintoshes, 50 PCs, and 5 Unix (SunBlade) workstations. The operating systems installed and supported on these workstations are MacOS 10.3 (Panther), Windows XP Professional, and Solaris 8, respectively.
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: yes
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  7   make:  16 cyl Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  5 at 2100 kw (2815 hp) and 2 at 1500 kw (2010 hp)
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Unknown
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Sat receiver; phone , television, e-mail
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  Classification Society: ABS: A1 E Drilling Unit AMS ACCU
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225