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IODP to Operate 3 Drilling Platforms in 2009
February 18, 2009
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) will conduct scientific ocean drilling operations aboard all three of its platforms in 2009, from March until December. This is the first time since IODP began operations in 2004 that all three platforms will operate at the same time. Riser drilling will be conducted aboard the Chikyu, the newly modernized JOIDES Resolution will conduct riserless operations, and mission-specific operations will be conducted using platforms.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International
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