These pages describe procedures and tools for the description of geological materials aboard the JOIDES Resolution scientific drilling vessel. The information is mainly to help JRSO personnel assist shipboard scientists, however, much of it may also be useful to the scientists making the geological descriptions.

Description guide

JOIDES Resolution shipboard concepts, processes, tools and workflows for the description of igneous rocks, sediments and microfossils.

DESClogik data capture application

Spreadsheet-based observation capture tool, with application features designed for JR description workflow.

DESCINFO framework

Resources and database for descriptive information, including a schema that defines observations, value lists (controlled dictionaries) that ensure consistent and correctly spelled terminology used in descriptions, an application to manage value lists, a database to store observation, etc.

Imaging support

Resources for imaging recovered core samples at all scales.