Schedule for Expedition 355

International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 355 is based partly on IODP drilling Proposal 793-CPP2 (​scienceops/​expeditions/​arabian_sea.html). Following ranking by the IODP Scientific Advisory Structure and a commitment from India to contribute to the cost of the expedition, the expedition was scheduled for the research vessel R/V JOIDES Resolution, operating under contract with Texas A&M University. At the time of publication of this Scientific Prospectus, the expedition is scheduled to start in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 31 March 2015 and end in Mumbai, India, on 31 May. A total of 61 days will be available for the transit, drilling, coring, and downhole measurements described in this report (for the current detailed schedule, see​scienceops/). As Expedition 355 is a Complimentary Project Proposal (CPP) with the government of India contributing to the expedition costs, there will be substantially increased shipboard participation by Indian scientists. Further details about the facilities aboard the JOIDES Resolution can be found at