ACEX – Arctic Coring Expedition (Expedition 302)
ADP – Amphibious Drilling Project
AGU – American Geophysical Union
ANDRILL – Antarctic Geological DRILLing
ANZIC – Australian New Zealand IODP Consortium
APL – Ancillary Project Letter


BCR – Bremen Core Repository
BGS – British Geological Survey


CAPES – Coordination for the Improvement of Higher education Personel
CDEX – Center for Deep Earth EXploration, Japan
CDP – Complex Drilling Project
CEREGE – Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement
CIB – Chikyu IODP Board
CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
CORK – Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kit
CPP – Complementary Project Proposal
CRISP – Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project
CRPG – Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques


D/V – Drilling Vessel
DEDI – Distributed European Drilling Insfrastructure
DIS – Drilling Information System
DLP – Distinguished Lecturer Programme
DREAM – Deep-sea Record of Mediterranean Messinian Events
DS3F – Deep-Sea and Sub Seafloor Frontier
DSDP – Deep-Sea Drilling Program


E-EB – ECORD Executive Bureau
E-OETF – ECORD Outreach & Education Task Force
E-VTF – ECORD Vision Task Force
E&O – Education and Outreach
EC – European Commission
ECORD – European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling
ECORD-ILP – ECORD Industry Liaison Panel
EDP – Engineering Development Panel
EFB – ECORD Facility Board
EGU – European Geosciences Union
EMA – ECORD Managing Agency
EPC – European Petrophysics Consortium
EPM – Expedition Project Manager
EPSP – Environmental Protection & Safety Panel
ERA-Net – European Research Area Network
ERIC – European Research Infrastructure Consortium
ESF – European Science Foundation
ESO – ECORD Science Operator
ESSAC – ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee


FY – Fiscal Year


GBREC – Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes (Expedition 325)
GBRMPA – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
GCR – Gulf Coast Repository


H2020 – Horizon 2020
HSE – Health, Safety and Environment
HUET – Helicopter Underwater Escape Training


I/B – Icebreaker
ICDP – International Continental Scientific Drilling Program
IGC – International Geological Congress
IMAGES – The International Marine Past Global Change Study
IMPRESS – International Marine Process Reconstruction Study
INSU – Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers
INVEST – IODP New Ventures in Exploring Scientific Targets
IOs – Implementing Organizations
IODP – Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (2003-2013)
IODP – International Ocen Discovery Program (2013-2023)
IODP-MI – IODP Management International, Inc.
IPOD – International Phase of Ocean Drilling within ODP
ISOLAT – Integrated Southern Ocean Latitudinal Transect
ISC – International Sedimentological Congress
ISP – Initial Science Plan for the IODP
IWG+ – International Working Group +


J-DESC – Japanese Earth Drilling Science Consortium
JAMSTEC – JApan Marine Science & TEchnology Center
JEODI – Joint European Ocean Drilling Initiative
JOIDES – Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling
JPGU – Japan Geosciences Union
JR – JOIDES Resolution
JRSO – JOIDES Resolution Science Operator
JRFB – JOIDES Resolution Facility Board


KCC – Kochi Core Center Repository
KIGAM – Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources


L/B – Liftboat
LDEO – Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
LGM – Last Glacial Maximum
LWC – Logging While Coring
LWD – Logging While Drilling


MAR – Mid-Atlantic Ridge
MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen
mbsf – metres below seafloor
MDP – Multi-phase Drilling Project
MeBo – Meeresboden-Bohrgerät
MEXT – Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan
MOES – Ministry Of Earth Sciences, India
MOST – Ministry Of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China
MoU – Memorandum of Understanding
MSP – Mission-Specific Platform


NanTroSEIZE – Nankai Trough SEIsmogenic Zone Experiment
NERC – Natural Environment Research Council, UK
NJSS – New Jersey Shallow Shelf (Expedition 313)
NSF – National Science Foundation, USA


OD21 – Ocean Drilling in the 21st Century, Japan
ODP – Ocean Drilling Program
OSP – Onshore Science Party


PANGEA – Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data
PEAT – Pacific Equatorial Age Transect (Expeditions 3230 & 321)
PEP – Proposal Evaluation Panel
PI – Primary Investigator
PMO – Program Member Office
POCs – Platform Operation Costs
PROCEED – Expanding Frontiers of Scientific Ocean Drilling


R/V – Research Vessel
RD2 – Rockdrill 2


SAS – Science Advisory Structure
SASEC – Science Advisory Structure Executive Committee
SCIMPI – Simple Cabled Instrument for Measuring Parameters In-situ
SCP – Site Characterization Panel
SEDIS – Scientific Earth Drilling Information Service
SEP – Science Evaluationh Panel
SIPCOM – Scientific Implementation and Planning COMmittee
SOCs – Science Operating Costs
SODV – Scientific Ocean Drilling Vessel
SOR – School of Rock
SPC – Science Planning Committee
SPWC – Science Plan Writing Committee
SSEP – Science Steering & Evaluation Panel
SSP – Site Survey Panel
STP – Site Technology Panel


TAMU – Texas A & M University
ToR – Terms of Reference


USIO – US Implementing Organization
USAC – US Science Advisory Committee
USSSP – United States Science Support Program


VCD – Visual Core Description
VTF – Vision Task Force