U.S. Science Support Program Associated with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
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The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international program of basic research in the marine geosciences, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several international partners. IODP builds on a rich legacy of scientific ocean drilling pioneered by NSF in the 1960's with the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), which provided a test of the plate tectonic hypothesis and a basic reconnaissance of deep sea sediments and crustal rocks. This was followed in 1985 by the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) is focused on examination of Earth, ocean and climate processes. For ODP, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. (JOI), provided and facilitated various elements of support enabling the U.S. scientific community's participation in ODP. This, along with additional support elements directly provided by NSF to the U.S. community, through funding of unsolicited proposals, fostered U.S. leadership in ODP as well as in the broader international geoscience community.
This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified provider to facilitate and enhance the participation of the U.S. scientific community in all aspects of the IODP. The initial period of the award, to be administered as a Cooperative Agreement, is intended to cover the full period of IODP beginning on March 1, 2007 through September 30, 2013. IODP is an expanded program of scientific ocean drilling based on "Earth, Oceans and Life: Scientific Investigations of the Earth System Using Multiple Drilling Platforms and new Technologies; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Initial Science Plan, 2003 - 2013" (http://www.iodp.org/isp.html).
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Ocean Drilling Program
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program