As approved by JRFB May 18, 2016. "The JRFB affirms that, based on current and anticipated proposal pressure, the JOIDES Resolution will follow a path from the southwestern Pacific Ocean, through the Southern Ocean, and into the Gulf of Mexico and the Equatorial and South Atlantic, for opportunities for drilling there in FY19 and continuing into FY20. The JRFB expects that the JR will then continue to operate in the general area of the Atlantic and adjacent seas in FY21."