To date, ESO has completed eight scientific expeditions of mission-specific platforms (MSPs):  five expeditions in the first phase of IODP (2003 to 2013) – Exp. 302: Arctic Coring (ACEX), Exp. 310: Tahiti Sea Level, Exp. 313: New Jersey Shallow Shelf, Exp. 325: Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes and Exp. 347: Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment, and four expeditions in the second phase of IODP (2014-2024) – Exp. 357: Atlantis Massif Serpentinization and Life, Exp. 364: Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater ExpeditionExp. 381: Corinth Active Rift Development and Exp. 386: Japan Trench Paleoseismology.

ESO is preparing Expedition 389: Hawaiian Drowned Reefs to start in September-October 2023, and scoping of MSP Expedition 406: New England Shelf Hydrogeology to be implemented in 2024.


MSP Schedule