2050 Science Framework Review (1st Round)

The new 2050 Science Framework now under development, entitled Exploring Earth Through Scientific Ocean Drilling, has a 25-year outlook to 2050, inspiring state-of-the-art approaches for scientific ocean drilling far into the mid-21st century. Foundational Earth science research is described in seven Strategic Objectives and five Flagship Initiatives that encourage innovation and new discoveries. The major objective of scientific ocean drilling is to advance our understanding of Earth as an interconnected system through multi-disciplinary and societally relevant collaborative research endeavor.

The content outline of framework was reviewed via online postings on iodp.org in August 2019 and has been endorsed by the FORUM in September 2019. The current draft was posted for community comment from mid-February through the end of March 2020 (see Disqus discussion below). Community comments will be taken into consideration in the final draft to be discussed by the IODP Forum in September 2020. 

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