The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research drilling program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of Earth by monitoring and sampling subseafloor environments. Through multiple platforms, preeminent scientists explore IODP principal themes: the deep biosphere, environmental change, and solid earth cycles.
IODP expeditions are implemented based upon the science proposal submitted by scientists. The proposal is reviewed and developed with science member of Science Advisory Structure. Data and samples are available one year after the expedition without any charge. IODP is the scientist-driven international program.
Apply through your respective Program Member Office.
IODP receives drilling proposals from the scientific community and evaluates those proposals through a science advisory structure (SAS) and through external peer review. Unless otherwise specified, all submitted items related to drilling proposals must arrive in the IODP-MI Sapporo office by 23:59 GMT on the semiannual deadlines of either 1 April or 1 October.
Japan Drilling Earth Science Consortium (J-DESC) is the scientific organizations
network to promote earth scientific drilling in Japan. For IODP, J-DESC supports recruitment of onboard
scientists and the member of IODP Science Advisory Structure as a national office in Japan.