Attending EGU? The Joint IODP-ICDP Town Hall Meeting is Tuesday April 25 (19:00-20:00) in Room G2. Session SSP 1.3, Achievements and Perspectives in Scientific Ocean and Continental Drilling, is Thursday April 27 (talks 13:30-17:00, posters 17:30-19:00).

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

Informational Webinar on March 15 for those interested in learning about Expedition 376 (Brothers Arc Flux) before the Apply to Sail deadline. Details ...

Travel support is available for U.S.-affiliated students and researchers for Petrophysics Summer School 2017 sponsored by the European Petrophysics Consortium. Apply by March 3.

Two expeditions now staffing! Apply to Sail for Corinth Active Rift Development (by Feb 24) and Brothers Arc Flux (by April 1). 

Nominate your colleagues: Nominations for the Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize are due March 15. 

Take the JR Community Survey! Read this important announcement about planning for the future of the JOIDES Resolution and take the survey by March 31. We hope to hear from all who have, or plan to, sail on the JR or used data acquired during her expeditions. 

Science Community volunteers sought for JRSO Laboratory Working Groups.


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

Expedition 373 (Antarctic Cenozoic Paleoclimate) has been postponed.IODP Town Hall Meeting during Fall AGU: Wednesday evening, Dec 14, at the JW Marriott San Francisco on Mason Street.

ECORD Facility Board seeks new science members: Active leading scientists from ECORD countries and the US are invited to apply by December 2. ECORD Facility Board science members provide key input for planning IODP's ECORD-operated Mission-Specific Platform expeditions. 

New Scientific Drilling:  Scientific Drilling volume 21 is now available!

NSF Dear Colleague letter seeks expressions of interest from U.S. institutions/organizations re: providing marine seismic capabilities for academic research. This capability is critical for IODP. Written responses due Nov 11.

 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 354 publication: IODP Proceedings vol 354 (Bengal Fan) is now published. 

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. 

 Interested in participating in upcoming JR expeditions? Sign up for the Sept 16 informational webinar for Exp 372 (Creeping Gas Hydrate Slides and Hikurangi LWD) and/or the Oct 1 informational webinar for Exp 375 (Hikurangi Subduction Margin Observatory) and Apply to Sail by October 1.

Jerry Winterer 1925-2016: In preparation for a memorial later this year, Scripps Institution of Oceanography would like to hear from former students and colleagues of Professor Emeritus Edward (Jerry) Winterer. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any information to share.

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

Outcomes from the ECORD Facility Board Meeting: The EFB discussed and ranked Mission-Specific Platform proposals at its June meeting and made 6 Consensus Statements

Outcomes from 2016 JR Facility Board Meeting: During its meeting May 17-18, the JRFB scheduled 7 new IODP expeditions to be carried out on the JOIDES Resolution (JR), made adjustments to the JR's long-term ship track, and made 21 Consensus Statements

New IODP website: The redesigned is now live as a supporting website for scientific planning in the International Ocean Discovery Program. Specific requests for archived content from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program website can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New version of Proposal Database (PDB) released: The IODP Science Support Office has released a major revision of the online Proposal Database system (PDB) with new interactive features. Login or register to begin using the new PDB. 

IODP session at the International Geological Congress in Cape Town, Aug 27 - Sept 4, 2016

Download Volume 20 of Scientific Drilling (contents): Dec 15, 2015