Since 1968, scientific ocean drilling through IODP is recovering unique global geological records preserved in marine sedimentary deposits and ocean basement rocks. Such records have proven key for major advances in our understanding of our planet, including palaeoclimate, palaeoceanography, the deep biosphere and crustal dynamics and tectonic processes.
Global continental efforts are coordinated within the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, ICDP. Funding and support for research projects is provided to tackle challenging geoscientific themes of socio-economic relevance such as palaeoclimate, earthquakes and volcanism, or unconventional energy resources.
The principal goals of the joint IODP-ICDP session are to summarize and review major scientific achievements in ocean and continental drilling with special emphasis on the European contributions to IODP and ICDP.
The session will include presentations and discussions of results and new perspectives on scheduled drilling projects using a multi-platform approach.
Confirmed solicited speakers:
- Pierre Deschamps (CEREGE, Aix Marseille Université, France)
- Anne de Vernal (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
- Achim Kopf (MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany)
- Catherine E. Stickley (Department of Geology, University of Tromsø, Norway)
- Damon A. Teagle (National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK)