IODP reports and research from scientific expeditions to explore the history of the Earth as recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the ocean floor.
This Open Access article collection contains the Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program and Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program summarizing the scientific and technical accomplishments of each IODP expedition.
The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research collaboration that explores Earth's history and dynamics using ocean-going research platforms to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor subseafloor environments. IODP depends on facilities funded by three platform providers with financial contributions from five additional partner agencies. Together, these entities represent twenty-three nations whose scientists are selected to staff IODP research expeditions conducted throughout the world's oceans. Scientist activities are managed by the IODP Program Member Offices.
IODP expeditions are developed from hypothesis-driven science proposals aligned with the program's Science Plan Illuminating Earth's Past, Present, and Future and are carried out in accordance with the program's Principles of Scientific Investigation. The science plan identifies 14 challenge questions in the four areas of climate change, deep life, planetary dynamics, and geohazards.
To see IODP's Principles of Scientific Investigation follow this link.
|Earth & Environmental sciences, Oceanography & Hydrology, Geophysics, Chemistry, Geosciences
|sediment, borehole imaging, geophysical imaging, seafloor drilling, deep-sea drilling, CORK, deep biosphere, climate and ocean change, earth in motion, basalt