EXPEDITION 325 GREAT BARRIER REEF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES
  • 11 February – 6 April 2010 (offshore) – 2-6 July 2010 (Onshore Science Party)
  • Expedition Project Manager: Carol Cotterill
  • Port: Townsville, QLD, Australia
  • Drillship: Greatship Maya

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EXPEDITION 313 NEW JERSEY SHALLOW SHELF

The offshore phase of the New Jersey Shallow Shelf Expedition took place from 30 April to 17 July 2009. This IODP expedition received additional financial support from the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP).

  • 30 April – 17 July 2009 (offshore) – 6 November – 4 December 2009 (Onshore Science Party)
  • Expedition Project Manager: David McInroy
  • Port: Atlantic City, NJ, USA
  • Drillship: L/B Kayd

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EXPEDITION 310 TAHITI SEA LEVEL

This proposal succeeds a preliminary proposal submitted to the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling in September 1997 to drill drowned reefs and reef terraces at Tahiti.

  • 6 October – 17 November 2005 (offshore) – 13 February – 4 March 2006 (Onshore Science Party)
  • Expedition Project Manager: David McInroy
  • Port: Papeete,Tahiti, France
  • Drillship: DP Hunter

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EXPEDITION 302 ARCTIC CORING

The Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) was the first IODP mission-specific platform operation managed by ESO (in cooperation with the Swedish Polar research Secretariat – SPRS) from 7 August to 15 September 2004. The drillsites were located on a submarine high, the Lomonosov Ridge, at a point only 250 km from the North Pole. ACEX was a huge logistical challenge because the drillship had to hold its position while surrounded by the moving ice sheets of the Arctic Ocean. This required two icebreakers, the Oden and Sovetskiy Soyuz to clear a channel through the ice to allow a third icebreaker, Vidar Viking, specially converted for the task, to undertake the drilling.

  • 7 August – 15 September 2004 (offshore) – 8-23  November 2004 (Onshore Science Party)
  • Expedition Project Manager: David McInroy
  • Ports: Tromsö, Norway
  • Ships: Vidar Viking (drillship), Oden and Sovetskiy, Soyuz (icebreakers)