This JOIDES Resolution expedition is now underway to examine the inception and evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) Arc by obtaining a sedimentary and crustal record from the Amami Sankaku Basin in the northern Philippine Sea (see daily reports).
IODP Expedition 352 aboard the JOIDES Resolution will conclude the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc series for 2014. The expedition schedule has been updated to reflect recent Facility Board recommendations for FY2016 and beyond.
This JOIDES Resolution expedition focused on understanding crustal genesis and mantle evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) rear arc system by examining sediments and crust in the Philippine Sea.
This JOIDES Resolution expedition addressed the tectonic opening of the South China Sea and implications for East Asian and western Pacific tectonic and paleoenvironmental evolution.
In Expedition 348, Chikyu advanced the riser hole at Site C0002 to a record-setting 3056 m below the sea floor, the deepest in scientific ocean drilling history, and cased it for future access to the deep interior of an active convergent margin.
This expedition used the Greatship Manisha to study the paleoenvironmental evolution of the Baltic Sea Basin through the last glacial cycle.
The International Ocean Discovery Program: Exploring the Earth under the Sea (IODP) continues over five decades of international collaboration to recover geological data and samples from beneath the ocean floor to study the history and dynamics of Planet Earth. IODP is guided by the science plan Illuminating Earth's Past, Present, and Future.
The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research collaboration between 26 nations dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of Earth by sampling, instrumenting and monitoring subseafloor environments using specialized ocean drilling platforms staffed by multidisciplinary research scientists.