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Expeditions to Drill Pacific, Artic and Atlantic sites

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Coffin, MF, Expeditions to Drill Pacific, Artic and Atlantic sites, EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 85, 2, pp. 13-15. (2004) [Newspaper Article]

Abstract

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program,aninternational collaboration of Earth,ocean,and life scientists,commenced on 1 October2003 (IODP;www.iodp.org).Building on thesuccesses of previous scientific ocean drillingprograms,the IODP offers scientists worldwideunprecedented opportunities to address avast array of scientific problems in all subma-rine settings.The scientific advisory structureof the proposal-driven IODP recently plannedthe inaugural drilling expeditions,targetingcritical scientific problems in the easternPacific,central Arctic,and north AtlanticOceans in 2004 and 2005 (Figure 1,Table 1).Co-led by Japan and the United States,withinitial,significant contributions from the Euro-pean Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling(ECORD),the IODP is guided by an initial science plan,"Earth,Oceans,and Life"(www.iodp.org/isp.html),developed with broad input fromthe international geoscientific community.Forthe first time,scientists will have permanentriser and non-riser drilling vessels and mission-specific capabilities such as drilling barges,and jack-up rigs for shallow water and Arcticdrilling at their disposal.Japan is providing thenew riser vessel,Chikyu,to the IODP beginningin 2006;the United States is supplying the non-riser drilling vessel,currently JOIDES Resolution,beginning in 2004;and the ECORD is furnishingmission-specific platforms,also beginning in 2004

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Marine Geoscience
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Coffin, MF (Professor Mike Coffin)
ID Code:75248
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:IMAS - Directorate
Deposited On:2012-01-18
Last Modified:2012-01-18
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