Monthly program update for the IODP
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has several upcoming opportunities.
Scientists involved with IODP Expedition 343 (Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project) discussed their preliminary findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, Massachusetts.
The JOIDES Resolution continued Expedition 345 (Hess Deep Plutonic Crust) this month. Drilling operations are focused on a large, craggy underwater rift valley near the Galapágos Islands known as Hess Deep.
In the final week of October, the JOIDES Resolution set sail on Expedition 344 (Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project A Stage 2), also known as CRISP 2.
Earlier this month, the scientific drillship Chikyu drilled and collected samples from more than 2400 meters beneath the seafloor – setting a new world record for scientific ocean drilling – during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 337 (Deep Coalbed Biosphere off Shimokita).
This month, Brazil officially joined the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), bringing the total membership to 26 countries on five continents.
This month, the JOIDES Resolution concluded Expedition 342 (Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts) in the North Atlantic.
The spring 2012 issue of Core Discoveries, the newsletter for U.S. scientific ocean drilling, is now available. This issue includes articles about the Chikyu breaking the scientific record at the Japan Trench, the JOIDES Resolution targeting climate records in the North Atlantic, and education and diversity news.
The Chikyu concluded Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 343 (Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project) this month.