The Heartbeat of the Oligocene Climate System

2016-06-29T10:51:11+00:00 December 21, 2006|

Between 23 and 34 million years ago ice sheets waxed and waned periodically, were paced by slow variations in Earth's orbit, and also linked to variations in the oceans' acidity, according to a research article published in the 22 December issue of the journal 'Science'.

“Frozen” Natural Gas Discovered at Unexpectedly Shallow Depths Below Seafloor

2016-06-29T10:51:11+00:00 August 21, 2006|

An international team of research scientists has reported greater knowledge of how gas hydrate deposits form in nature, subsequent to a scientific ocean-drilling expedition off Canada's western coast. A natural geologic hazard, gas hydrate is largely natural gas, and thus, may significantly impact global climate change. The research team, supported by the Integrated [...]

Chester, VT Science Teacher Speaks to National Educators’ Group

2016-06-29T10:51:14+00:00 August 22, 2005|

SAINT PAUL, MN - Dr. Jonathan Rice is a high school science teacher from Chester, VT who in 2004 had a first-hand experience as a Teacher at Sea onboard an international scientific expedition that is part of an oceanographic and undersea geologic research program that has transformed what we know about our planet.

Media Advisory: Ireland to Announce Its Membership in European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling

2016-06-29T10:51:14+00:00 April 12, 2005|

Minister Noel Dempsey, T.D., Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, will announce Ireland's participation in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), an international marine research program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth through seafloor drilling and coring, and establishment of long-term borehole observatories.

Ocean Research Team Returns Seafloor Observatories Successfully Established

2016-06-29T10:51:16+00:00 August 24, 2004|

Astoria, OR - The inaugural voyage of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), the largest international scientific research program of its kind, returns to port after a successful 60-day expedition at sea. At the Juan de Fuca Ridge, 200 km off the coast of British Columbia, IODP expedition 301 conducted a challenging series of studies to evaluate how fluid flows within the oceanic crust.

Largest Research Expedition Of Its Kind Gets Underway Inaugural Voyage of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Sets Sail

2016-06-29T10:51:17+00:00 June 25, 2004|

Astoria, OR - The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), an international scientific research program designed to contribute fundamental scientific knowledge to the topics of climate change, geologic hazards, energy resources, and Earth's environment, will depart Astoria Oregon, June 28, 2004, for the first leg of its six planned expeditions.

NSF Awards Contract for Start of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

2016-06-29T10:51:18+00:00 September 30, 2003|

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).

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