Applications to sail on IODP expeditions are submitted through the applicant's Program Member Office (PMO). Application requirements may vary by PMO, and they may have different deadlines than those posted below. An individual scientist's PMO is determined by the location of their employer or primary academic affiliation, not by citizenship or adjunct status. 

Expedition 377: Arctic Ocean Paleoceanography

  • ECORD Science Operator
  • Expedition dates: August - September, 2022 (offshore)
  • Application deadline: May 14, 2021

 

Now Sailing: Japan Trench Paleoseismology

Expedition 386 aims to test and develop submarine paleoseismology by recovering the continuous upper Pleistocene to Holocene stratigraphic successions of trench-fill basins along an axis-parallel transect in the Japan Trench.

Now Sailing: Complete South Atlantic Transect Reentry Systems

The South Atlantic Transect is a multidisciplinary scientific ocean drilling project that comprises of multiple expeditions aimed at recovering complete sedimentary sections and the upper underlying oceanic crust along a slow/intermediate spreading rate Mid-Atlantic Ridge crustal flow line at ~31°S.

As approved by the JRFB in May 2020.

International Ocean Discovery Program (2013- )

(last update March 2021)

  JOIDES Resolution Chikyu Mission-Specific Platforms Program Total
Expeditions Completed 29 4 3 36
Sites Visited 130 6 13 149
Holes Drilled 386 19 22 427
Cores Recovered 9,990 204 939 11,133
Deepest Hole Penetrated (m) 1,806 1,180 1,335 1,806
Shallowest Water Depth (m) 98 1,939 20 20
Deepest Water Depth (m) 4,858 4,776 1,568 4,858
Core Recovery (m) 57,087 1,092 2,759 60,938

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (2003-2013)

  JOIDES Resolution Chikyu Mission-Specific Platforms Program Total
Expeditions Completed 35 14 5 54
Sites Visited 145 38 67 250
Holes Drilled 439 95 115 649
Cores Recovered 8,491 927 2,676 12,094
Deepest Hole Penetrated (m) 1,928 3,059 755 3,059
Shallowest Water Depth (m) 95.5 885 23 23
Deepest Water Depth (m) 5,708 6,929 1.288 6,929
Core Recovery (m) 57,289 4,886 4,131 66,306

Ocean Drilling Program (1985-2003)

  JOIDES Resolution
Expeditions Completed 111
Sites Visited 669
Holes Drilled 1,797
Cores Recovered 35,772
Deepest Hole Penetrated (m) 2,111
Shallowest Water Depth (m) 37.5
Deepest Water Depth (m) 5,980
Core Recovery (m) 222,704

Deep Sea Drilling Project (1968-1983)

  Glomar Challenger
Expeditions Completed 96
Sites Visited 624
Holes Drilled 1,053
Cores Recovered 19,119
Deepest Hole Penetrated (m) 1,741
Deepest Water Depth (m) 7,044
Core Recovery (m) 97,056

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