Schedule for Expedition 336

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 336 is based on IODP drilling proposal Number 677 (available at​scienceops/​expeditions/​midatlantic_ridge_microbio.html). Following ranking by the IODP Scientific Advisory Structure, the expedition was scheduled for the R/V JOIDES Resolution, operating under contract with the U.S. Implementing Organization (USIO). At the time of publication of this Scientific Prospectus, the expedition is scheduled to start in Barbados on 17 September 2011 and end in Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal), on 20 November 2011. A total of 50.3 days will be available for the drilling, coring, and downhole measurements described in this report (for the current detailed schedule, see​scienceops/​). Further details about the facilities aboard the JOIDES Resolution and the USIO can be found at