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'.
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 [...]
WASHINGTON – Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), a consortium of oceanographic research groups that manages global scientific ocean drilling and observing initiatives, announces that Dr. David Divins has been named the new director of Ocean Drilling Programs.
PACIFIC OCEAN - Approximately 800 km west of Costa Rica: An international team of scientists aboard the research drilling ship JOIDES Resolution has-for the first time-recovered black rocks known as gabbros from intact ocean crust.
Ocean Observing and Drilling Ship Conversion Programs Gain New Leadership at Joint Oceanographic Institutions
WASHINGTON - The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), a consortium of leading U.S. oceanography research institutions, today announced that it has named Dr. Kendra Daly as the director of the Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks (ORION) Program and Stuart Williams is JOI's new director of Ocean Observing.
Newly published research results provide evidence that global climate change may have quickly disrupted ocean processes and lead to drastic shifts in environments around the world.
After 20 years of service, the JOIDES Resolution, the pioneering scientific ocean drilling vessel that has allowed scientists to retrieve samples of the Earth's crust and sediments from deep beneath the ocean, is getting an extreme makeover.
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada - An international team of scientists supported by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has completed a unique research expedition aimed at recovering samples of gas hydrate, an ice-like substance hidden beneath the seafloor off Canada's western coast.
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.
New evidence has been found linking underwater catastrophic sand avalanches to rapid sea-level changes in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, according to marine geologists affiliated with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).
Media Advisory: Ireland to Announce Its Membership in European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling
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.
Scientists, technicians, and drillers with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program have recovered rocks from 1415.5 meters (>4644 feet) below the seafloor that will provide valuable information on the composition of the Earth.
Research on cores recovered by the Ocean Drilling Program show that the activity of microbial life beneath the seafloor is far more diverse than expected, scientists report in the December 24 issue of Science.
Scientists from around the globe will present more than 200 papers (PDF: 1.4MB) with new discoveries made possible through scientific ocean drilling at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco from December 13-17, 2004.
The JOIDES Resolution, a scientific drilling vessel, docked in Ponta Delgada (Azores) today after spending nearly two months at sea obtaining cores to investigate North Atlantic climate change over the last few million years.
Scientists who conduct research using data from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and its predecessor, the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), will present more than 20 talks and posters during the Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado from November 7-10, 2004.
JOIDES Resolution Retrieves Data from Underwater Observatories Key to Understanding the Deep Biosphere
Washington D.C. - After completing the first expedition of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, scientists onboard the drillship JOIDES Resolution retrieved data and samples that have been stored beneath the seafloor for several years.
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.
Florence, Italy - The Joint Oceanographic Institutions' Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and its results are to be highlighted in over 100 scientific abstracts at the 32nd International Geological Congress August 20-28, 2004.
Washington, DC - The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), seeking to fulfill its educational outreach capability, hired Leslie Wynn Peart to fill the position of Education Coordinator this week. Peart, formerly of the renowned John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, plans to expand JOI's educational outreach program.
Largest Research Expedition Of Its Kind Gets Underway Inaugural Voyage of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Sets Sail
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.
Washington D.C. - The 1201 Group LLC, a partnership of the Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) and the Consortium for Ocean Research and Education (CORE), has been selected to manage the Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks (ORION) Project Office.
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.