The IODP Curatorial Advisory Board (CAB) is a standing body that consists of five members of the scientific community, selected by the IODP Facility Boards with nominations from the IODP Curators, who serve overlapping four-year terms. The CAB membership represents a variety of scientific disciplines.

The CAB has two main roles:

  • Act as an appeals board vested with the authority to make final decisions regarding distribution of IODP samples if and when conflicts or differences of opinion arise among any combination of the sample requester, IODP Curator at the repository of interest, and the expedition's Sample Allocation Committee.
  • Upon request from the IODP curator, if needed review and approve requests to sample the permanent archive and requests for loans of core material for outreach and education.

A person appealing to the CAB may contact the Chair directly.

Current Members

Name Affiliation

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University of Leicester

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University of Milan

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National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

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Adelphi University 

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Australian National University