Current Expeditions

Upcoming Expeditions  

IODP Expedition 353, Indian Monsoon Rainfall, is now underway to explore how monsoon patterns have influenced global ice volume and greenhouse gas concentrations over geologic time. See the schedule for more IODP expeditions. 

Recent Expeditions   

Izu-Bonin-Mariana Fore Arc: Exp. 352 (July 30 - Sept 29)

 Concluding the JOIDES Resolution's 2014 trio of expeditions to the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc System, Exp 352 examined how subduction begins at convergent oceanic plate margins.

Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc Origins: Exp. 351 (May 30 - July 30)

This JOIDES Resolution expedition examined the inception and evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc by obtaining sedimentary and crustal records from the Amami Sankaku Basin in the northern Philippine Sea.

Izu-Bonin-Mariana Rear Arc: Exp. 350 (March 30 - May 30)

This JOIDES Resolution expedition focused on understanding crustal genesis and mantle evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) rear arc system by examining sediments and crust in the Philippine Sea. 

Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment Stage 3: Exp.348 (13 September - 29 January 2014)

In Expedition 348, Chikyu advanced the riser hole at Site C0002 to a record-setting 3056 m below the sea floor, the deepest in scientific ocean drilling history, and cased it for future access to the deep interior of an active convergent margin.

Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment: Exp.347 (Sept 12 - Nov 1, 2013; onshore science party Jan 22 - Feb 19, 2014)

This expedition used the Greatship Manisha to study the paleoenvironmental evolution of the Baltic Sea Basin through the last glacial cycle.

 

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IODP Facilities

Exploring Our Planet

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.  

Annual Plan


For Scientists

Participate! Apply to Sail for Exp 357, Atlantis Massif Serpentinization and Life 

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Next Meetings

  • Science Evaluation Panel
    • January 12-14, 2015 La Jolla, CA USA
  • ECORD Facility Board
    • March 25-26, 2015 Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Chikyu IODP Board
    • March 30-31, 2015 Yokohama, Japan
  • JOIDES Resolution Facility Board
    • May 12-13, 2015 Arlington, VA USA
  • Science Evaluation Panel
    • June 29 - July 1, 2015 TBD in Europe
  • Environmental Protection and Safety Panel
    • September 2015  College Station, TX USA
  • IODP Forum
    • July 8-10, 2015 Canberra, Australia

Program Information

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. 

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