builds on the scientific results of the Deep-Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) initiated in 1968, the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) which succeeded the DSDP in 1985, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program which began in 2003, and the encouragement that the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has provided to international co-operation in marine scientific research.
Expedition 302 Scientists, 2006, Episodic fresh surface waters in the Eocene Arctic Ocean: Nature, v.
Expedition 310 was conducted by the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), through ESO, one of IODP
's three regional drilling operators and the program's specialist in mission-specific platform operations.
The third leg of the IODP
scientific tripod, studying the deep biosphere and the sub-seafloor ocean, is also the newest.
program is a phenomenal opportunity for students across the world, and we are proud to provide the technology and support necessary to connect the students with such an innovative, extraordinary research program.
invited proposals from 26 member nations, while a proposal to drill in the controversial South China Sea was not the most popular one.
Within the IODP
deep biosphere, environmental change, and solid earth cycle themes, Canadian researchers are active in the preparation of drilling proposals related to climate dynamics, gas hydrates, seismic hazards, sedimentary basin formation, deep biosphere, formation and evolution of oceanic lithosphere, hydrothermal ore deposits, and mantle dynamics.
Of federally funded programs that have successfully been carried out in Texas, only the Johnson Space Center in Houston has received more financial support than IODP
, according to informal tabulations.
Ocean drilling, IODP
(active project, modest Canadian participation)
Shatsky Rise expedition focused on deciphering the relationship between supervolcano formation and the boundaries of tectonic plates, which may prove crucial to understanding what triggers supervolcano formation.
From November 4, 2009 to January 4, 2010, the IODP
research team drilled four sites in the seafloor.
expeditions explore Earth's history and structure by collecting and studying sediments and rocks beneath the sea floor, using technologically advanced ocean-drilling techniques.