Implementing Organizations


The IODP platforms are operated by Implementing Organizations (IOs) under contract or other agreement with the Platform Providers. Implementing Organizations plan the IODP expeditions and manage all science and ship operations from port to sea and back again. Staff scientists from each IO are part of the expedition science party, providing consistency from one expedition to the next and training new researchers on the shipboard labs and methods.

The JR Science Operator (JRSO) operates expeditions with the JOIDES Resolution.
Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX) operates expeditions with Deep Sea Drilling Vessel Chikyu.
ECORD Science Operator (ESO), operates expeditions using Mission-Specific Platforms.