As approved by JRFB May 16, 2018: "The JRFB reaffirms that, based on current and anticipated proposal pressure, the JOIDES Resolution will start to operate in the general area of the Equatorial and North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and the Arctic in FY2021 and through FY2022. Furthermore, the JRFB expects that the JR will complete its global circumnavigation in the Indo-Pacific region in FY2023."