Schedule for Expedition 318

Expedition 318 to the Wilkes Land margin of Antarctica is derived from the original Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) drilling Proposal 482 as well as Ancillary Project Letter 638 (available at and planned for the JOIDES Resolution, operating under contract with the U.S. Implementing Organization (USIO). The expedition is currently scheduled to begin in Wellington, New Zealand, in January 2009 and end in Wellington in March 2009. The exact dates of the USIO expedition schedule may be adjusted depending on the completion date of the conversion of the drillship. For the current JOIDES Resolution schedule, see Supporting site survey data for Expedition 318 are archived at the IODP-Management International Site Survey Data Bank ( Details on the facilities aboard the JOIDES Resolution can be found at