JOIDES Resolution Drilling Ship

The JOIDES Resolution, drilling ship of the Ocean Drilling Program. During cruises, holes are drilled deep into the sea floor. The cores of sediment and rock that are recovered represent millions of years of Earth history and are used by scientists to study many aspects of Earth science, including changes in global climate. The ship can drill in water depths up to 8200 meters (about 27,000 feet) and can deploy as much as 9100 meters (about 30,000 feet) of drill pipe.