Since August 2004, the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) has undertaken seven mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions for ECORD on behalf of IODP. MSP expeditions are part of IODP and take place in environments, which are not accessible to other IODP drillships (Chikyu and JOIDES Resolution), like ice-covered seas and shallow waters.

Contact: Carol Cotterill (ESO Outreach manager)