International Ocean Discovery Program

International Ocean Discovery Program
(2013; La Jolla, CA; 7 staff;

Is an “international marine research collaboration that explores Earth’s history and dynamics using ocean-going research platforms to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor sub-seafloor environments.” IODP depends on “facilities funded by three platform providers with financial contributions from five additional partner agencies.” Together, these entities “represent twenty-three nations whose scientists are selected to staff IODP research expeditions conducted throughout the world’s oceans.”


  • Scientific Drilling
  • Scientific Literature

Leadership: Charna Meth (Executive Director)

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