Exp. 342 Newfoundland Sediment Drifts

Expedition info


Newfoundland Paleogene and Cretaceous Sediment Drifts: Deep sea circulation in a Greenhouse world

Proposal#661-Full2>>Click (Full version PDF)
Scientific Prospectus>>Coming soon


18 Jun. – 17 Aug . 2012


JOIDES Resolution

Drilling Sites

Scientific objectives

Based on IODP Proposal 661-Full2, this expedition will drill a depth transect into late Cretaceous-Oligocene sediment drifts off the coast of Newfoundland that contain an extensive record of early Late Cretaceous and Paleogene “Extreme Climate” events and the possible onset of Eocene northern hemisphere glaciation. Scientific objectives include (1) the history of the North Atlantic deep waters during the Paleogene and latest Cretaceous; (2) the history of possible Northern hemisphere glaciation in the Eocene and Oligocene; (3) abyssal chemistry, vertical structure, and flow strength of the Deep Western Boundary Current and outflow from the Arctic and Nordic seas; (4) expanded records of extreme climate events such as the Eocene-Oligocene glacial step (Oi1), the early Paleogene hyperthermals, and the Cretaceous /Paleogene mass extinction; and (5) extension of the astronomical timescale throughout the Cenozoic.

Co-chief scientist

Richard Norris & Paul Wilson

 Shipboard scientists from J-DESC


Call for participation

Japan-based scientists may apply to J-DESC.

Application deadline

15 Sep., 2011
21 Oct., 2011 (new deadline)

Apply now via online>> Click HERE

Other info

Travel support>> Click HERE

If you are a student, you need to submit recommendation letter from your supervisor.
If you are a master student, onboard adviser will be needed.

Support for shipboard scientists from J-DESC

J-DESC supports Japan-based IODP shipboard scientists. Applications are required to be submitted to J-DESC support to get any support. Please contact us to get the information.


J-DESC support
E-mail: info at j-desc.org