About IODP

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research program that explores Earth's history and structure recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks, and monitors subseafloor environments. IODP builds upon the earlier successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) by employing multiple drilling platforms financed by the contributions from 25 participating nations. These platforms were used to reach new areas of the global subsurface during numerous expeditions. The Swiss participation in the program allows Swiss scientists to propose drilling targets, sail on drilling expeditions and obtain samples from completed drilling campaigns.

General info

IODP Expeditions with Swiss participation

  • Workshop, Argentine Passive Volcanic Continental Margin
  • Workshop, Deep-sea Record of Mediterranean Messinian events (DREAM II)
  • Exp. 370, T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto
  • Exp. 367-368, South China Sea Rifted Margin
  • Exp. 366, Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount
  • Exp. 357, Atlantis Massif Seafloor Processes: Serpentinization and Life
  • Exp. 351, Izu Bonin Mariana: Arc Origins
  • Exp. 349, South China Sea Tectonics
  • Exp. 344, Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project A Stage 2 (CRISP-A2)
  • Exp. 338, NanTroSEIZE Stage 3 - Plate Boundary Deep Riser — 2
  • Exp. 324, Shatsky Rise Formation
  • Exp. 323, Bering Sea Paleoceanography
  • Exp. 319, NanTroSEIZE Stage 2: Riser/Riserless Observatory 1
  • Exp. 316, NanTroSEIZE Stage 1: Shallow Megasplay and Frontal Thrusts
  • Exp. 310, Tahiti Sea Level
  • Exp. 305, Oceanic Core Complex Formation, Atlantis Massif 2
  • Exp. 303, North Atlantic Climate 1