Submitting Proposals

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Next Proposal Submission Deadline : 1 October 2014, 23:59 GMT

  • Call for Proposals will be posted approximately 2 months prior to October 1, 2014 submission deadline
  • Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the Implementing Organizations to discuss platform-specific operational and fiscal constraints before developing proposals

The Proposal Database System (PDB) is the web-based interface for completing and submitting IODP proposals. For details, please see the submission guidelines and user's manual below.  


Next Data Submission deadline: 1 November 2014, 23:59 GMT

The Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB) is the system through which data supporting the IODP proposals, such as seismic profiles, are submitted.  After submitting a proposal, you will be contacted when your proposal and sites have been loaded into SSDB.  You will then have until the 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 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.