Submitting Proposals


Next Proposal Submission Deadline : 1 October 2015, 23:59 GMT

  • Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the Implementing Organizations to discuss platform-specific operational and fiscal constraints before developing proposals.
  • Chikyu Availability: Chikyu has finished maintenance/repair and is expected to resume limited IODP drilling in 2016. 
  • The Proposal Database System (PDB) is the web-based interface for completing and submitting IODP proposals. The current version provides guidance through help buttons. 

Next Data Submission deadline: 2 November 2015, 23:59 GMT

Site characterization data (such as seismic profiles) supporting the IODP proposals are submitted via the Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB).  Such data are an integral part of your proposal and are critical for a successful review outcome. After submitting a proposal, you will be contacted when your proposal and sites have been loaded into SSDB.  You will then have until the data deadline to complete your data submissions.  Because of an accelerated panel review schedule, proposals with any data files uploaded after the deadline will be reviewed only at the discretion of the SSO.

 To submit proposals:

Please follow these guidelines for developing and submitting drilling proposals.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting data to the SSDB.

Proponents with questions about submitting proposals can contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for assistance.