For Everyone!

Two thirds of Earth’s surface lies beneath the oceans, making it almost completely inaccessible to humans. However, the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) allows us to explore this mysterious frontier as members of the longest running and arguably the most successful international research collaboration ever!

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Treasures from the Deep

Read about the history of scientific ocean drilling and the discoveries made by pioneers of ocean exploration here.

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Exploring Earth by Scientific Ocean Drilling


Read the 12-page brochure here.

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Image credit: Shuhao Xie & IODP JRSO