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 Frequently Used References/Acronyms

ACEX alt  Arctic Coring Expedition
ACH alt  Automated Clearing House
ACORK alt  Advanced Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kit
AESTO alt  Advanced Earth Science and Technology Organization (Japan)
AGI alt  American Geophysical Institute
AGU alt  American Geophysical Union
ANDRILL alt  Antarctic Geological Drilling
ANZIC alt  Australia-New Zealand IODP Consortium
AOGS alt  Asia Oceana Geosciences Society
APC alt  Advanced Piston Core
APCT alt  APC Temperature Tool
API alt  American Petroleum Institute
APL alt  Ancillary Project Letter
APLACON alt  Alternative Platform Conference
APP alt  Annual Program Plan
BCR alt  Bremen Core Repository
BGS alt  British Geological Survey
BHA alt  Bottom Hole Assembly
BoG alt  Board of Governors
BOSIET alt  Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training
BP alt  Before present
BSR alt  Bottom Simulator Reflector
CAPES  alt Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel
CB-RMM alt  Core barrel - retrievable memory module
CC alt  Core Curation
CCD alt  Carbonate Compensation Depth
CDEX alt  Center for Deep Earth Exploration (JAMSTEC)
CDP alt  Complex Drilling Projects
CDS alt  Cadiz Contourite Depositional System
CMCR alt  Center for Advanced Marine Core Research (Kochi University)
CMO alt  Central Management Office
CNRS alt  Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
CO alt  Contracts Officer
COI alt  Conflict of Interest
COL alt  Consortium for Ocean Leadership
CORK alt  Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kit
CPI-U alt  Consumer Price Index-Urban
CPP alt  Complementary Project Proposal
CRISP alt  Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project
CRCDP alt  Costa Rica Complex Drilling Project
DIS alt  ICDP Drilling Information System
DLS alt  Distinguished Lecturer Series
DM alt  Data Management
DMCG alt  Data Management Coordination Group
DMS/td> alt  Data Management Specialist
DNA alt  Deoxyribonucleic acid
DOE alt  Department of Energy
DOI alt  Digital Object Identifier
DP alt  Dynamic Positioning
DPG alt  Detailed Planning Group
DRILLS alt  Distinguished Researcher and International Leadership Lecture Series
CRISP alt  Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project
DSDP alt  Deep Sea Drilling Project (1968-1982)
DSS alt  Drilling Sensor Sub
DS3F alt  Deep-Sea and Sub Seafloor Frontier
D/V alt  Drilling Vessel
DVD alt  Digital Video Disc
DVTP alt  Davis-Villinger Temperature Probe
E&O alt  Education and Outreach
EC alt  European Commission
ECI alt  Employment Cost Indicator
ECORD alt  European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling
ECORD-net alt  E.C. Research Area Network
ECR alt  The East Coast Repository
ED alt  Education
ED alt  Engineering Development
EDP alt  Engineering Development Panel
EGU alt  European Geosciences Union
EMA alt  ECORD Management Agency
ENP alt  Engineering Prototype
EOR alt  Expedition Objective Research
EPC alt  European Petrophysics Consortium
EPM alt  Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
EPSP alt  Environmental Protection and Safety Panel
ERA-Net alt  European Research Area Network
ERS alt  Electric RS wireline common deployment system
ESF alt  European Science Foundation
ESO alt  ECORD Science Operator
ESSAC alt  ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee
ESSEP alt  Environmental Science Steering and Evaluation Panel
ETF alt  Engineering Task Force
EXP alt  Experimental prototype (Re: Long-Term Borehole Monitoring)
FAMIS alt  Financial and Management Information System (TAMU)
FMS alt  Formation Micro Scanner
FTE alt  Full-time employee
FY alt  Fiscal Year
G&A alt  General and Administrative
GBR alt  Great Barrier Reef
GBREC alt  Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes, Expedition 325
GBRMPA alt  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
GC/MSD alt  Gas Chromatography/Mass Selective Detector
GCR alt  Gulf Coast Repository
GeoB alt  Bremen University in the Geoscience Department
GIS alt  Geographic Information Systems
HSE alt  Health, Safety and Environment
HSE-MS alt  Health, Safety and Environment Management System
H&M alt  Hull & Machinery
HPCS alt  Hydraulic Piston Coring System
HUET alt  Helicopter Underwater Escape Training
ICDP alt  International Continental Scientific Drilling Program
ICSU alt  International Council for Science
IFREE alt  Institute for Frontier Research on Earth Evolution/JAMSTEC
IGC alt  International Geological Congress
IIS-PPG alt  Industry-IODP Science Program Planning Group
ILP alt  Industry Liaison Panel
ILWG alt  Industry Liaison Working Group (for IODP)
INSU alt  Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers
INVEST alt  IODP New Ventures in Exploring Scientific Targets
IO(s) alt  Implementing Organization(s)
IODP alt  International Ocean Discovery Program
IODP-MI alt  Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.
ION alt  International Ocean Network
IPOD alt  International Phase of Ocean Drilling within ODP
iSAS alt  Interim Science Advisory Structure
ISC alt  Information Service Center
ISHI alt  Ippan Shadan Hojin (General Corporation) IODP-MI
ISME alt  International Society for Microbial Ecology
ISP alt  Initial Science Plan (2003-2013)
ISSEP alt  Interior Science Steering and Evaluation Panel
IT alt  Information Technology
IWG+ alt  International Working Group +
JAMSTEC alt  Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
JANUS alt  USIO Database System
J-CORES alt  Japanese Database System
J-DESC alt  Japan Drilling Earth Science Consortium
JEODI alt  Joint European Ocean Drilling Initiative
JOI alt  Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.
JOI Alliance alt  USIO: Consists of JOI, LDEO, and TAMU
JOIDES alt  Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling
JR alt  JOIDES Resolution
JPGU alt  Japan Geosciences Union
JPIO alt  Japan Implementing Organization
KCC alt  Kochi Core Center Repository
KIGAM alt  Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
K-IODP alt  Korea Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
kt alt  knots
LA(s) alt  Lead Agencies
Lab alt  Laboratory
LDAP alt  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDEO alt  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
LGHF alt  Laboratoire de Geophysique et Hydrodynamique en Forage
LGM alt  Last Glacial Maximum
LIMS alt  Laboratory Information Management System
LTBMS alt  Long-Term Borehole Monitoring System
LUBR alt  Leicester University Borehole Group
LWC alt  Logging while coring
LWD alt  Logging while drilling
m alt  meters
M&A alt  Management and Administration
MAT alt  Mid-Atlantic Transect
mbsf alt  meters below sea floor
MCS alt  Multi Channel Seismic
MDHDS alt  Motion Decoupled Hydraulic Delivery System
MEXT alt  Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan)
MMM alt  Multi-sensor Magnetometer Module logging tool
MOES alt  Ministry of Earth Sciences (India)
MOST alt  Ministry of Science and Technology (People's Rep. of China)
MoU alt  Memorandum of Understanding
MPI alt  Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
MRC alt  Micropaleontological Reference Centers
MREFC alt  Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction
msb alt  meters sub-basement
MSCL alt  Multi Sensor Core Logger
MSP alt  Mission Specific Platform
MTDCs alt  Modified Total Direct Costs
MWJ alt  Marine Works Japan
NanTroSEIZE alt  Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment
NERC alt  Natural Environment Research Council (UK)
NERC alt  National Environmental Research Council
NJSS alt  New Jersey Shallow Shelf, Expedition 313
nmi alt  nautical miles
NSF alt  National Science Foundation (USA)
OCC alt  Oceanic Core Complex
OCE alt  Division of Ocean Sciences, NSF
ODaSSI alt  Ocean Drilling and Site Survey Introduction
Ocean Leadership alt  Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Inc.
ODL alt  Overseas Drilling Limited
ODP alt  Ocean Drilling Program (1983-2003)
OD21 alt  Ocean Drilling in the 21st Century, Japan
OOI alt  Ocean Observing Initiative (USA)
OPCOM alt  Operations Committee (now Operations Task Force)
OPIC alt  Other Program Integration Costs (USIO)
OPITO alt  Offshore Petroleum Induction Training Organization
ORI alt  Ocean Research Institute (now Atmosphere and Ocean RI), University of Tokyo
ORION alt  Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks
OSP alt  Onshore Science Party
OTF alt  Operations Task Force
PA alt  Publication Assistants
PANGAEA alt  Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data
PCS alt  Pressure Core Sampler
PEAT alt  Pacific Equatorial Age Transect
PEP alt  Proposal Evaluation Panel
PI alt  Primary Investigator
PMO(s) alt  Program Member Offices
PMT alt  Project Management Team
POC(s) alt  Platform Operations Costs
POTS alt  Publication Obligation Tracking System
PPG alt  Program Planning Group
PSDIM alt  Publications, Sample and Data Integration manager
PSG alt  Project Scoping Group
PTM alt  Pulsed Telemetry Module
QA/QC alt  Quality Assurance/Quality Control
RCB alt  Rotary Core Barrel
RDF alt  Resource Description Framework
RFP alt  Request for Proposal
RIS alt  Rig Instrumentation System
RMM alt  Retrievable Memory Module
RMS alt  Routine Micro-Bio Samples
RNA alt  Ribonucleic acid
ROW alt  Removal of wreck
SAC alt  Sample Allocation Committee
SAFOD alt  San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth
SAS alt  Science Advisory Structure
SASEC alt  SAS Executive Committee
SCIMPI alt  Simple Cabled Instrument for Measuring Parameters In-situ
S-CORK alt  Sediment CORK
SCP alt  Site Characterization Panel
SDRM alt  Sample and Data Request Management system
SDSC alt  San Diego Super Computer Center
SEDIS alt  Scientific Earth Drilling Information System
SIC alt  Systems Integration Contract (USIO)
SIO alt  Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SIPCom alt  Science Implementation and Policy Committee
SIT alt  Systems Integrated Training
SKOS alt  Simple knowledge organization system
SMCS alt  Sample Materials Curation System
SOC(s) alt  Science Operating Costs
SODV alt  Scientific Ocean Drilling Vessel
SPC alt  Science Planning Committee
SPPOC alt  Science Planning and Policy Oversight Committee (operated up until April, 2006)
SPWC alt  Science Plan Writing Committee
SRMs alt  Standard Reference Materials
SSDB alt  Site Survey Data Bank
SSEP alt  Science Steering and Evaluation Panel
SSP alt  Site Survey Panel
STP alt  Scientific Technology Panel
TAMU alt  Texas A&M University
TAMRF alt  Texas A&M Research Foundation
TAP alt  Technology Advice Panel
TD alt  Target Depth
TESS alt  Technical, Engineering and Science Support
TOB alt  Torque on bit
TOC alt  Total Organic Carbon
ToR alt  Terms of Reference
TUMSAT alt  Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
UBI alt  Ultra Borehole Imager
URI alt  University of Rhode Island
USAC alt  U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling
USGS alt  U.S. Geological Survey
USIO alt  United States Implementing Organization
USSAC alt  United States Science Advisory Committee
USSSP alt  U.S. Science Support Program
VCD alt  Visual core description
VP-SO alt  Vice President for Science Operations
VP-SP alt  Vice President for Science Planning
VSAT alt  Very small aperture terminal
VSI alt  Versatile Seismic Imager
VSP alt  Vertical Seismic Profile
WBE alt  Work Breakdown Element
WDC alt  World Data Center
WDC-MARE alt  World Data Center - Marine
WOB alt  Weight on bit
WST alt  Well Seismic Tool
XCB alt  Extended Core Barrel
X-CT alt  X-ray CT Scanner
XRD alt  X-ray Diffraction
XRF alt  X-ray fluorescence