The JOIDES Resolution Facility Board has now made scheduling decisions into March 2019. See the schedule for the next IODP expeditions.
In collaboration with the International Continental Drilling Program, this Mission-Specific Platform expedition explored the impact crater offshore Yucatan, Mexico, that has been linked to the asteroid impact leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs and most other Cretaceous life forms. The onshore science party will begin September 21. Download flyer * Radio interview * News article * facebook
This Chikyu expedition recovered the GeniusPlug instrumentation package from IODP site C0010 offshore Japan, and deployed a permanent long-term borehole monitoring system after drilling to deepen the hole. Video: Part 3 (8 min) * Video: Installing LTMB (4 min)
This JOIDES Resolution expedition studied how the Agulhas Current - the western boundary current of the Indian Ocean - has affected climate over the past 5 million years. Video (3 min)
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.
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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.