How You Can Participate
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) creates educational activities to engage the public, educators, undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctorates in the scientific research conducted during actual ocean drilling expeditions. IODP educational activities are conducted at the national level to meet local curricula standards and observe cultural norms.
The education division of the US IODP program, facilitates and develops programs and materials based on scientific ocean drilling expeditions and Earth systems science to strengthen students’ science, mathematics, and analytical skills. Deep Earth Academy’s approach includes use of authentic data, inquiry-centered activities and interdisciplinary explorations drawing from the expeditions of the JOIDES Resolution research vessel. School of Rock is organized by Deep Earth Academy.
The J-DESC Core School offers several technical courses, in particular for undergraduates, graduate students and early career professionals to provide opportunities to learn about scientific drilling to improve skills (e.g. visual care description) and to communicate with J-DESC members.
The Sand for Students interactive hands-on program is carried out by JAMSTEC, which operates the scientific deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu, as an outreach activity of IODP. Students collect, observe, and analyze sand from nearby rivers and seashores. Through understanding the series of processes by which river-born sediments form the formation that lie under their own feet, where they live, they will develop a deeper interest in the geosciences and environmental science. And directly linking students’ actions to the most advanced geoscientific research; the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), generates a sense of participating in science and stirs up interest in studying the sciences.
ECORD Summer School
Since 2007, ECORD has established a summer school program to further the education of young scientists in marine-related sciences and to train a new generation to participate in ocean drilling expeditions in the future. ECORD provides 10 to 15 scholarships annually.
Other Educational Activities
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Distinguished Lecturer Series brings the scientific explorations and discoveries of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program research to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the geoscience community in general.
For more information on any of the above educational activities, please contact the corresponding Program Members Office.
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