Project Description
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), an international scientific research program supported by 25 countries, advances scientific understanding of the Earth by monitoring, drilling, sampling, and analyzing subseafloor environments. IODP:

• deploys state-of-the-art ocean drilling technologies as its essential tool of discovery,
• unifies the international research community to explore Earth as a system,
• advances future research and discovery through dissemination of data and samples from global archives, and
• provides scientific context for global awareness of geohazards and environmental change.