Schedule for Expedition 359

Expedition 359 is based on International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) drilling proposal 820-Full and Ancillary Proposal Letter-849 (available at Following ranking by the IODP Scientific Advisory Structure, the expedition was scheduled for the research vessel JOIDES Resolution, operating under contract with the JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO). At the time of publication of this Scientific Prospectus, the expedition is scheduled to start in Darwin, Australia, on 30 September 2015 and to end in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 30 November 2015. A total of 61 days will be available for the drilling, coring, and downhole measurements described in this report (for the current detailed schedule, see Further details about the facilities aboard the JOIDES Resolution can be found at