Expedition 361 (Southern African Climates) is investigating how the Agulhas ocean current affected climate during the Pliocene and Pleistocene (up to 5 million years ago) by recovering sediment cores from six sites in the southern Indian Ocean and Mozambique Channel. Updates here
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This JOIDES Resolution expedition explored the nature of the lower oceanic crust near a slow seafloor spreading center in the Indian Ocean.
This ESO-operated expedition near the mid-Atlantic ridge recovered gabbroic and serpentinized basement to study relationships between faulting, hydrothermal alteration, carbon cycling, and microbial life.
This JOIDES Resolution expedition examined environmental change in the Indian Ocean throughout the Neogene period, including how sedimentation is driven by fluctuations in sea level and ocean currents.
The International Ocean Discovery Program: Exploring the Earth under the Sea (IODP) continues over five decades of international collaboration to recover geological data and samples from beneath the ocean floor to study the history and dynamics of Planet Earth. IODP is guided by the science plan Illuminating Earth's Past, Present, and Future.
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The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research collaboration between 26 nations dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of Earth by sampling, instrumenting and monitoring subseafloor environments using specialized ocean drilling platforms staffed by multidisciplinary research scientists.