As approved by JRFB May 17, 2017: "The JRFB affirms that, based on current and anticipated proposal pressure, the JOIDES Resolution will follow a path from the Gulf of Mexico in FY2020 to the South Atlantic, starting to drill in that region. The JRFB expects that the JR 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."