Scientific Ocean Drilling Workshop: Multidisciplinary Transect Drilling During Transits

11.11 - 13.11.2013
College Station, Texas
Contact person:
Debbie Thomas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A goal for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is to develop more efficient ship tracks that minimize transits and maximize scientific output in relation to time and cost. Carefully conceived flow line transects that serve as transits have the potential to address multiple 2013-2023 IODP Science Plan challenges, because a number of high priority science objectives such as high resolution paleoclimate records or the aging of the ocean crust and the consequent impacts on basement physical properties, hydrogeology, and the deep biosphere, require transects of boreholes across ocean basins. We are convening a workshop to sketch out nascent multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary transect drilling proposals to exploit the potential transits of the JOIDES Resolution drillship between or within large basins.

We will hold this 2.5-day workshop in College Station, Texas from November 11-13, 2013 at the IODP Gulf Coast Repository. The meeting venue will facilitate collaborations among IODP science and technical personnel and members of the international scientific drilling community.


If you are interested in participating, please send a brief statement of interest and relevant scientific ocean drilling experience to Debbie Thomas by September 23, 2013. Partial travel support is available, and we especially encourage the participation of early career scientists.

Conveners: Brandi Reese, Damon Teagle, Debbie Thomas, Gail Christeson