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  three expeditions in the second phase of IODP (2014-2023) – Exp 357 Atlantis Massif Serpentinization and Life, Exp 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater Expedition and Exp 381 Corinth Active Rift Development.

ESO is preparing Expedition 389 Hawaiian Drowned Reefs to start in September-October 2019, and scoping of MSP expeditions to the Japan Trench (Exp 386) and to the polar regions, in the Arctic (Exp 377 ArcOP) and in the Antarctic (Exp 373).


MSP Schedule