The international Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) just completed a two-month expedition that investigated the origin and distribution of gas hydrates. Their findings could help identify locations and quantify amounts of this potential resource.
The time is takes for the Earth's magnetic field to reverse polarity is approximately 7,000 years, but the time is takes for the reversal to occur is shorter at low latitudes than high, a geologist using cores from the Ocean Drilling Program has concluded.
The Joint Oceanographic Institutions, a consortium of 20 academic institutions, has signed a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation to lead U.S. participation in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) through the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP).
The Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Network (ORION) Program has named the Executive Steering Committee (ESC) that will provide scientific and technological leadership for the development of research ocean observatories funded through that National Science Foundation (NSF).
Washington D.C.- Scientists using cores drilled from the New Jersey Coastal Plain have found that ice sheets likely caused massive sea level change during the Late Cretaceous - an interval previously thought to be ice free.
Washington, D.C. - The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) announced today that it has named Dr. Holly K. Given as Director of the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP).
Washington D.C. - The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) announced today that it has named Dr. Frank Rack as Director of Ocean Drilling Programs.
Arlington, VA-The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a contract to an alliance of the Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), Inc., Texas A&M University, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University to operate a scientific drillship as part of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).
After drilling at 650 sites around the world during the last 18 years, the JOIDES Resolution will complete its last Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) journey when it arrives in St. John's, Newfoundland on September 6.