Expedition 364: Chicxulub Impact Crater in collaboration with the International Continental Drilling Program is exploring the impact crater offshore Yucatan, Mexico, that has been linked to the asteroid impact leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs and most other Cretaceous life forms. Download flyer * Radio interview
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Expedition 365: NanTroSEIZE Stage 3: Shallow Megasplay Long-Term Borehole Monitoring System aboard Chikyu recovered the GeniusPlug instrumentation package from IODP site C0010 offshore Japan, and deployed a permanent long-term borehole monitoring system after drilling to deepen the hole. Watch video - Part 2
NOTICE: CDEX invites sample and data requests for new core recovered from Site C0010 ~300-600 meters below seafloor during Exp 365. A description of this site is at http://publications.iodp.org/proceedings/319/104/104_.htm. The core will be analyzed and described at a post-expedition sampling party in summer, 2016. Details for requesting samples and data can be found at https://www.iodp.org/access-data-and-samples. Requests are due on May 20, 2016.
This JOIDES Resolution expedition studied how the Agulhas Current - the western boundary current of the Indian Ocean - has affected climate over the past 5 million years. Watch video
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.