IODP Expedition 353, Indian Monsoon Rainfall, is now underway to explore how monsoon patterns have influenced global ice volume and greenhouse gas concentrations over geologic time. See the schedule for more IODP expeditions.
Concluding the JOIDES Resolution's 2014 trio of expeditions to the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc System, Exp 352 examined how subduction begins at convergent oceanic plate margins.
This JOIDES Resolution expedition examined the inception and evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc by obtaining sedimentary and crustal records from the Amami Sankaku Basin in the northern Philippine Sea.
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.
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.
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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.