• Expedition 349 - Placing whole-round cores in the core rack (photo courtesy of JRSO; CC0/PDM)
  • Expedition 353 - Bringing the last core of the expedition onto the catwalk (photo courtesy of JRSO; CC0/PDM)
  • Expedition 351 - Lowering the vibration-isolated television (VIT) system into the moonpool (photo courtesy of JRSO; CC0/PDM)
  • The JOIDES Resolution in port in Yokohama, Japan (photo courtesy of JRSO; CC0/PDM)
  • Expedition 352—Samples selected for postexpedition research (photo courtesy of JRSO; CC0/PDM)
  • Examining rock samples at the IODP Bremen Core Repository, Germany (photo by V. Diekamp/MARUM, CC BY-NC-ND)
  • D/V Chikyu (photo courtesy of JAMSTEC; CC BY-NC 4.0)
  • Exp 357 offshore science party (photo by Y. Morono, CC/BY-SA)
  • Deploying the MARUM seabed drill system MeBo70 for Exp 357 (photo by D. Smith/ECORD, CC/BY-SA)

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Next submission deadline: April 2, 2018 23:59 GMT

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) explores Earth's climate history, structure, mantle/crust dynamics, natural hazards, and deep biosphere as described in the IODP Science Plan Illuminating Earth's Past, Present, and Future. IODP facilitates international and interdisciplinary research on transformative and societally relevant topics using the ocean drilling, coring, and downhole measurement facilities JOIDES Resolution (JR), Chikyu, and Mission Specific Platforms (MSP). All three IODP facilities are now encouraging new proposals.

The JR is currently scheduled into early 2020. The JR is expected to operate in the Equatorial and North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and the Arctic in 2021 and 2022, and to complete its circumnavigation with a return to the Indo-Pacific region by 2023. Proposals for these future operational areas are strongly encouraged. 

MSP expeditions are planned to operate once per year on average to recover core from targets that are generally inaccessible by JR and Chikyu. MSP proposals for any ocean are welcomed.

To encourage exciting Chikyu expeditions in the future, new pre-proposals for both riser and non-riser operations will be considered.  

Investigators are reminded that the interval from the first proposal submission to expedition scheduling is on the order of 4-5 years due to the science and safety review process and required lead time for scheduling. We also invite proposals that involve drilling on land and at sea through coordination with the International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP). Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the facility Science Operators to discuss platform-specific operational and fiscal constraints before developing proposals. More proposal submission information.

The next submission deadline (following April 2018) will be in early October, 2018. 



Expedition Videos

  • Sailing with IODP: Shipboard Sedimentology
  • IODP: Open Data for Global Research
  • IODP: A Guide to Smear Slides
  • The Adventure Begins: Expedition 371 Tasman Sea Frontier
  • High above the JOIDES Resolution - Expedition 371
  • Exploring Zealandia - Expedition 371
  • Drilling 101 - Expedition 371 Tasman Sea Frontier
  • Science on the Vessel - Expedition 368
  • Professor Jian Lin Petrophysics Specialist Exp 368
  • Sara Satolli Paleomagnetist - Expedition 368

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