Apply to sail by October 11 for IODP Expedition 396, Mid-Norwegian Continental Margin Magmatism.

Welcome: Charna Meth has been selected as the new Executive Director of the IODP Science Support Office at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Expeditions schedule updated: The JR Science Operator has updated its operations schedule for 2021 and 2022 in light of decisions by the JR Facility Board and constraints due to COVID-19.

Consensus statements and action items from the August 2020 meeting of the JOIDES Resolution Facility Board have been posted

The final draft of the new science framework, Exploring Earth through Scientific Ocean Drilling, is now available.  

Read the update from the JR Science Operator on ship repairs and the outlook for a return to operations. 

A new version of the IODP Proposal Submission Guidelines which describes the joint submission and review process for "Land 2 Sea" drilling proposals implementing jointly by IODP and ICDP was approved in July.

Director, IODP Science Support Office: UCSD has posted a vacancy announcement to replace Holly Given, who will retire in October. 

Paul Dauphin: Former National Science Foundation Program Director Paul Dauphin, who together with Bruce Malfait led the Ocean Drilling Program team at NSF for over 20 years, passed away on May 23 from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Expedition postponed: Expedition 395, Reykjanes Mantle Convection and Climate, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Sample Requests:  IODP sample requests are being accepted but completion and shipment of requests may be delayed due to Covid-19. For the current status of each IODP core repository, contact the repository curator.

Multiple expeditions postponed! Many expeditions have been postponed due to platform repairs, complications of drill sites in international waters, and the global health emergency. For more information see the Expedition Schedule or contact the platform science operator.

Facility Board and committee meetings postponed! All 2020 Facility Board meetings and the June Science Evaluation Panel meeting have been affected by the global health emergency. See Next IODP Meetings column at right or contact science <at> with any questions. 

2020 Forum venue finalized: The next meeting of the IODP Forum will be held September 22-24 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York USA. 

New Policy: The IODP Code of Conduct and Anti-Harrassment Policy has been approved by IODP's Program Member Organizations and is now posted with other IODP-wide policy documents.

Report: The final report of the ANZIC community's Ocean Planet Workshop for planning the future framework of scientific ocean drilling is available. 

Register by June 21 for the virtual workshop Exploring Deep Oceanic Crust off Hawaii: Online workshop for IODP 951-Full proposal development to be held June 30 - July 3. Convening co-Chairs are Susumu Umino (Kanazawa University) and Greg Moore (University of Hawaii). 

Workshop postponed: The planned DriMMLOC workshop, Drilling the Mantle, Moho, and Lower Crust, has been postponed until late October.

EGU 2020: A session on Achievements and Perspectives in Scientific Ocean and Continental Drilling is welcoming submissions through January 15, 2020.

A new book A Memory of Ice - the story of DSDP Leg 28 to the Antarctic margin - is downloadable from ANU Press.

A new Dear Colleague Letter updates the U.S. community on NSF's plan to provide marine seismics.

Latest Scientific Drilling: Download volume 25 (June 2019) here!

The Oceanography special issue "Scientific Drilling: Looking to the Future"

U.S. National Science Board renews funding for the JOIDES Resolution through September 2024.

IODP Expedition 389, Hawaiian Drowned Reefs, has been postponed.

Obituary notice: Two legendary scientists who participated in the March 1961 Project Mohole feasibility test, Gustaf Arrhenius and Walter Munk, have passed away on February 3 and February 8 respectively. 

China celebrates 50 years of scientific ocean drilling.

IODP abstracts at AGU: The term "IODP" appeared in 194 abstracts in 76 different sessions across 13 AGU sections at the 2018 Fall Meeting, from Biogeosciences to Union. Download statistics and a session list here

The 2018 Scientific Ocean Drilling Bibliographic Database Report is now available online.

Taira Prize announced: This year's winner of the Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize is Professor Brandon Dugan of the Colorado School of Mines.

New IODP Forum Chair selected: Dick Kroon, Regius Chair of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, has been selected as the next chair of the IODP Forum. Dick will replace outgoing chair Jamie Austin effective October 1, 2018 for a three-year term.

EGU Symposium "Fifty Years of International Ocean Drilling" from April 2018 can be streamed here.

New SEP Co-Chair selected: The JOIDES Resolution Facility Board has confirmed Professor Lisa McNeill of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton as the next co-chair of the Science Evaluation Panel. Lisa will replace outgoing co-chair Professor Ken Miller effective April 1, 2019 for a three-year term.  

The final report of the Deep Crustal Drilling Engineering Working Group convened by the JR Facility Board is now available.

Keeping Our Focus on the Subseafloor: Eos opinion page on the value of marine seismic facilities. 

Consensus Items from the 4th IODP Forum meeting are available.

Board/panel volunteer opportunity for U.S.-based scientists on the U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling (USAC) and the Science Evaluation Panel. The JOIDES Resolution Facility Board also seeks two new senior scientist members based in an ECORD member country or China, Japan, Brazil, India, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. Apply by June 24.

ECORD Summer School 2019 on Subduction Zones Processes: Magma, Volcanoes, Ore-Deposits, Geohazards  September 16-27 at MARUM (Bremen, Germany). Apply by June 19.Latest Scientific Drilling:  Scientific Drilling volume 23 is now available!

Videos of presentations from the 2017 JpGU-AGU joint meeting session on scientific ocean drilling are now available.

ECORD Facility Board seeks two new Science members, specifically from Japan and one associated IODP member country (Australia, Brazil, China, India, New Zealand, South Korea). Apply by May 7.  

Expedition cancelled: The ECORD Science Operator regrettably announced the cancellation of Expedition 377 (Arctic Ocean Paleoceanography). 

ESO has issued an update re: Exp 373 (Antarctic Cenozoic Paleoclimate), which is now delayed into winter 2020-2021 at the earliest. 

The Australasian IODP Regional Planning Workshop has issued a consensus statement on the need for site survey data for IODP. 

WATCH and share the new outreach video The Whirling Waters of Antarctica: IODP scientist, Dr. Peter Bijl (Utrecht University), works to reconstruct the history of the Antarctic circumpolar current during the warm Eocene period.

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

Science Community volunteers sought forJRSO Laboratory Working Groups.

See the Australia - New Zealand IODP Consortium 2016 Annual Report (with expedition summaries by ANZIC participants and much more).

Keep Digging: A BBC radio story featuring Expedition 360 co-chiefs Henry Dick & Chris MacLeod and colleagues on the quest to sample Earth's mantle (featuring Walter Munk).

Wolf Berger, 1937-2017. Obituary from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Read NSF's Dear Colleague Letter on how the JR's Advanced Piston Coring capability will be made available to the U.S. community outside of IODP.

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

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 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. 

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