Schedule for Expedition 349

Expedition 349 is based on Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Proposal 735-CPP2 (available at Following ranking by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Science Advisory Structure and a commitment from China to contribute to the cost of the expedition, the expedition was scheduled for the research vessel 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 Manila, Philippines, on 28 January 2014 and to end in Okinawa, Japan, on 30 March 2014. A total of 58 days will be available for the transit, drilling, coring, and downhole measurements described in this report (for the current detailed schedule, see As Expedition 349 is a Complimentary Project Proposal (CPP) with China contributing to the expedition costs, there will be substantially increased shipboard participation by Chinese scientists. Further details about the facilities aboard the JOIDES Resolution and at the USIO can be found at