Funding Agencies


IODP is funded by a number of entities acting as international partners:

alt The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF
alt Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)
alt The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD
alt The People's Republic of China Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST
alt Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
alt Australia-New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) 
alt India, Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) 
alt Brazil, Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)

NSF, MEXT, and ECORD provide the majority of funds for the operation of the drilling platforms JOIDES Resolution, Chikyu, and Mission-Specific Platforms respectively. Other partners contribute to the operation of one or more of the IODP platforms and share in decision-making or advice on platform operation by participation in the platform Facility Board. All partners fund scientists based in their countries to participate in IODP expeditions and carry out research with collected data and samples.