This JOIDES Resolution expedition addresses the tectonic opening of the South China Sea and implications for East Asian and western Pacific tectonic and paleoenvironmental evolution.
This JOIDES Resolution expedition aims to understand crustal genesis and mantle evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) rear arc system by examining sediments and crust in the Philippine Sea.
During Expedition 348, Chikyu advanced the riser hole at Site C0002 to a record-setting 3056 m below the sea floor (mbsf), the deepest in scientific ocean drilling history, and cased it for future access. This was the second of three riser drilling phases needed to reach the plate boundary at ~5000 mbsf. Accomplishments include the first sampling and in-situ measurements in the deep interior of a modern convergent margin.
This expedition used the Greatship Manisha to study the paleoenvironmental evolution of the Baltic Sea Basin through the last glacial cycle.
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.
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.