A new Dear Colleague Letter updates the U.S. community on NSF's plan to provide marine seismics.

NSF's Panel Review of the JR Science Operator's FY2018 operations is now available.

Consensus statements from the May 2019 JR Facility Board meeting are now available.

IODP Future: A new area of the website has been established to document the planning process towards a new science plan. 

The Call for IODP Drilling Proposals has been updated.

Latest Scientific Drilling: Download volume 25 (June 2019) here!

The Oceanography special issue "Scientific Drilling: Looking to the Future"

U.S. National Science Board renews funding for the JOIDES Resolution through September 2024.

IODP Expedition 389, Hawaiian Drowned Reefs, has been postponed.

Obituary notice: Two legendary scientists who participated in the March 1961 Project Mohole feasibility test, Gustaf Arrhenius and Walter Munk, have passed away on February 3 and February 8 respectively. 

China celebrates 50 years of scientific ocean drilling.

IODP abstracts at AGU: The term "IODP" appeared in 194 abstracts in 76 different sessions across 13 AGU sections at the 2018 Fall Meeting, from Biogeosciences to Union. Download statistics and a session list here

The 2018 Scientific Ocean Drilling Bibliographic Database Report is now available online.

Taira Prize announced: This year's winner of the Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize is Professor Brandon Dugan of the Colorado School of Mines.

New IODP Forum Chair selected: Dick Kroon, Regius Chair of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, has been selected as the next chair of the IODP Forum. Dick will replace outgoing chair Jamie Austin effective October 1, 2018 for a three-year term.

EGU Symposium "Fifty Years of International Ocean Drilling" from April 2018 can be streamed here.

New SEP Co-Chair selected: The JOIDES Resolution Facility Board has confirmed Professor Lisa McNeill of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton as the next co-chair of the Science Evaluation Panel. Lisa will replace outgoing co-chair Professor Ken Miller effective April 1, 2019 for a three-year term.  

The final report of the Deep Crustal Drilling Engineering Working Group convened by the JR Facility Board is now available.

Keeping Our Focus on the Subseafloor: Eos opinion page on the value of marine seismic facilities. 

Consensus Items from the 4th IODP Forum meeting are available.

Board/panel volunteer opportunity for U.S.-based scientists on the U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling (USAC) and the Science Evaluation Panel. The JOIDES Resolution Facility Board also seeks two new senior scientist members based in an ECORD member country or China, Japan, Brazil, India, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. Apply by June 24.

ECORD Summer School 2019 on Subduction Zones Processes: Magma, Volcanoes, Ore-Deposits, Geohazards  September 16-27 at MARUM (Bremen, Germany). Apply by June 19.Latest Scientific Drilling:  Scientific Drilling volume 23 is now available!

Videos of presentations from the 2017 JpGU-AGU joint meeting session on scientific ocean drilling are now available.

ECORD Facility Board seeks two new Science members, specifically from Japan and one associated IODP member country (Australia, Brazil, China, India, New Zealand, South Korea). Apply by May 7.  

Expedition cancelled: The ECORD Science Operator regrettably announced the cancellation of Expedition 377 (Arctic Ocean Paleoceanography). 

ESO has issued an update re: Exp 373 (Antarctic Cenozoic Paleoclimate), which is now delayed into winter 2020-2021 at the earliest. 

The Australasian IODP Regional Planning Workshop has issued a consensus statement on the need for site survey data for IODP. 

WATCH and share the new outreach video The Whirling Waters of Antarctica: IODP scientist, Dr. Peter Bijl (Utrecht University), works to reconstruct the history of the Antarctic circumpolar current during the warm Eocene period.

A white paper on Seagoing Seismic Imaging and Scientific Ocean Drilling based on discussions in the IODP Forum is available.

Science Community volunteers sought forJRSO Laboratory Working Groups.

See the Australia - New Zealand IODP Consortium 2016 Annual Report (with expedition summaries by ANZIC participants and much more).

Keep Digging: A BBC radio story featuring Expedition 360 co-chiefs Henry Dick & Chris MacLeod and colleagues on the quest to sample Earth's mantle (featuring Walter Munk).

Wolf Berger, 1937-2017. Obituary from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Read NSF's Dear Colleague Letter on how the JR's Advanced Piston Coring capability will be made available to the U.S. community outside of IODP.

Incoming CAB members: The IODP Facility Boards have approved the appointments of Beth Christensen and Richard Arculus to the Curatorial Advisory Board.

New SEP Co-Chair selected: The JOIDES Resolution Facility Board has named University of Texas geophysicist Sean Gulick as the next co-chair of the Science Evaluation Panel. Sean will replace outgoing co-chair Dave Mallinson effective October 1.  

Exp 365 video: The final installment of Exploring the Fault Trace is now on YouTube, including connecting the Long-Term Borehole Monitoring System to the DONET cabled seafloor network. 

New JRFB science members selected: Wolfgang Bach (University of Bremen) and Liping Zhou (Peking University) will join the JR Facility Board beginning October 1