IODP Forum


The IODP Forum is a venue for exchanging ideas and views on the scientific progress of the International Ocean Discovery Program. The Forum is the custodian of the Science Plan and provides advice to IODP Facility Boards on Platform Provider activity. IODP Forum membership is open to all countries, consortia, or entities that provide funds to IODP platform operations. The IODP Forum will meet annually.

James A. Austin Jr. is the Chair through September 30, 2017.

icon IODP Progress Toward Science Plan Fulfillment February 2016 (85.14 kB)


The 2015 IODP Forum Meeting was held July 8-10, 2015 in Canberra, Australia, hosted by Dr. Neville Exon, Program Scientist, Australia and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC):

icon 2015 Forum Meeting Consensus Items (78.8 kB)

icon 2015 Forum Meeting Minutes (248.59 kB)

The first meeting of the IODP Forum was held May 27-28, 2014 in Busan, South Korea, hosted by Dr. Gil Young Kim of the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM):

icon 2014 Forum Meeting Minutes (208.29 kB)



icon IODP Forum Terms of Reference (42.93 kB)