Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

Author(s): Talwani, Manik
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Washington, DC, United States
Volume Title: Recent advances in earth system science
Volume Author(s): Gupta, Harsh, editor; Fareeduddin
Source: Recent advances in earth system science, edited by Harsh Gupta and Fareeduddin. Memoir - Geological Society of India, Vol.66, p.539-558. Publisher: Geological Society of India, Bangalore, India. ISSN: 0435-4001. ISBN: 978-81-85867-83-0 CODEN: GSINAZ
Note: In English; illus., incl. sect., geol. sketch map
Summary: The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international scientific research program. It is a successor to two highly successful legacy programs--the Deep Sea Drilling Program and the Ocean Drilling Program. IODP utilizes two drill ships, the Japanese drill ship, the Chikyu, and the U.S. drill ship, the Joides Resolution as well as Mission Specific Platforms, organized by Europe. The combined facilities enable IODP to carry out drilling in all the world's oceans including the Arctic. The scientific program is based on three themes: (1) The deep biosphere and sub-oceanic gas-hydrates (2) Environmental Change, Processes and Effects (3) Solid Earth Cycles and Geodynamics The three themes are further developed through eight forward looking initiatives. The actual drilling expeditions are based on proposals sent in by scientists from all parts of the world and which are ranked in a painstakingly thorough process by a number of scientific panels. Brief descriptions of the expeditions carried out so far by IODP in the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans are given and India's entry into IODP is welcomed.
Year of Publication: 2008
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; Arctic Coring EXpedition; Arctic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Biosphere; Cascadia subduction zone; Climate change; Deep drilling; Deep-sea environment; Drilling; Earthquakes; East Pacific; Expeditions; Gas hydrates; Geodynamics; Gulf of Mexico; Indian Ocean; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; International cooperation; Juan de Fuca Ridge; Marine environment; Microorganisms; Mohorovicic discontinuity; NanTroSEIZE; North Atlantic; North Pacific; Northeast Pacific; Ocean floors; Oceanic core complexes; Pacific Ocean; Porcupine Basin; Programs; Research; Sea-floor spreading; Tahiti Sea Level Expedition; Tsunamis
Record ID: 2010065800
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