Scientific Drilling Programs – Netherlands

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Participation in IODP expeditions is open to scientists, engineers, professors, research scientists, technologists, and graduate students from all IODP member countries. Each IODP expedition includes a staff of up to 30 scientists and engineers from the IODP Member countries.

IODP expeditions offer the possibilities to sail on (1) the JOIDES Resolution, a riserless vessel managed by the United States Implementing Organization (USIO), (2) a Mission Specific Platform managed by the ECORD Science Operator (ESO), and (3) the Chikyu, a riser drilling vessel managed by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

Information on program schedules, project descriptions, application procedures, and required forms for ECORD participation in IODP expeditions is available from the ESSAC Secretariat.

Interested Dutch scientists should apply directly to the ESSAC Office and send a copy of the completed application form (by email or mail) to the Dutch IODP-NL office (Lucas Lourens –