Last updated October 2020

Name Affiliation Region
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chair Chevron Corporation USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Independent consultant USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado School of Mines USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Independent consultant USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ambio Tech Team (advisor) ECORD
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Independent consultant ECORD
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Independent consultant ECORD
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ConocoPhillips USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Tokyo Japan
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Auckland ANZIC
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of California Santa Cruz USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Shell International E&P USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Independent consultant ECORD
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Chinese Academy of Sciences China
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The IODP Science Evaluation Panel (SEP) is an advisory body of the JOIDES Resolution Facility Board (JRFB) composed of volunteer domain experts from IODP member countries. SEP primarily reviews proposals to use the IODP drilling platforms but can advise on other scientific topics.  The ECORD Facility Board and Chikyu IODP Board also currently use SEP as an advisory body to review scientific drilling proposals. The panel size is determined by scientific need and its composition is outlined in Memoranda of Understanding between contributing nations and the JR Platform Provider. Those interested in serving on SEP should contact their Program Member Offices.

SEP's work is organized by the panel Co-Chairs who are nominated by the membership and approved by the JRFB. Aided by the IODP Science Support Office, SEP meets in January and June to consider IODP proposals submitted to the April and October deadlines and conducts inter-sessional work via email. SEP follows the proposal review process described in the IODP Proposal Submission Guidelines and the IODP Standard Confidentiality Policy. Once SEP decides to forward a proposal, its future path toward possible implementation is determined by the Facility Board. 

 

Board Members:

Name Affiliation Member Type 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chair University of Notre Dame, USA science
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. National Science Foundation, USA funding, USA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Australian National University, Australia funding, ANZIC
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Southampton, UK science
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ECORD Management Agency, CEREGE, France funding, ECORD
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. JR Science Operator, Texas A&M University, USA operator
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Montpellier, France science
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) funding, Korea
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ohio State University, USA science
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rutgers University, USA science
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ministry of Earth Science, India funding, India
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Division of Ocean, Ministry of Science and Technology, China funding, China
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan science

 

Liaisons to the JRFB (as listed below) are specified in the Terms of Reference:

Role Name Affiliation
Chair, IODP Forum This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Edinburgh
Co-Chair, Science Evaluation Panel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Southampton
Co-Chair, Science Evaluation Panel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Texas Austin
Chair, Environmental Protection and Safety Panel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Chevron Corporation
Chair, ECORD Facility Board This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alfred Wegener Institute
Chair, Chikyu IODP Board This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kobe University
ECORD Science Operator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. University of Leicester 
Chikyu Science Operator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. MarE3/JAMSTEC
Director, IODP Science Support Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

The IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP) is an advisory body of the JOIDES Resolution Facility Board (JRFB) composed of volunteer domain experts from IODP member countries. The EPSP primarily carries out a site-by-site review of proposed or scheduled IODP expeditions from the point of view of safety and environmental protection. The ECORD Facility Board and Chikyu IODP Board (non-riser projects only) also currently use EPSP as an advisory body. 

The EPSP's work is organized by its panel Chair, working closely with the platform Science Operators and the Facility Board Chairs. The EPSP's annual meeting schedule is determined by the scheduling needs of the platforms, but will normally be in September.

Proponents will be notified well in advance by the IODP Science Support Office if their proposal is scheduled for EPSP review. Proponents are required to prepare and submit a Safety Review Report two months before the meeting. EPSP protocol requests that one proponent representative (usually the data lead) attend the meeting to give a presentation based on their report and interact with the panel. EPSP review often requires modification to the drilling plan (for example, relocation of sites) and submission of new Site Forms via a proposal Addendum. 

The panel composition is outlined in Memoranda of Understanding between contributing nations and the JR Platform Provider. Those interested in serving on EPSP should contact their Program Member Offices.

The IODP Platform Providers have established Facility Boards to make or inform decisions on the effective use of the drilling facilities in fulfilling the objectives of the IODP Science Plan, including updates to the Expedition Schedule. Facility Boards generally meet annually. 

All of the Facility Boards make use of the JRFB's advisory panels - the Science Evaluation Panel (SEP) and the Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP) - to evaluate the science, sites, environmental protection, and safety of proposed expeditions. The JRFB has also established a Working Group on Science Framework Proposal Requirements and Assessments (WG-SFP) to consider requirements and review processes for proposals that would use a proposed U.S. global ranging, non-riser drilling platform to address the 2050 Science Framework.