Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP):

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A National Committee of Experts has been constituted under the chairmanship of Director, NCAOR, with distinguished scientists from various national institutions and organizations, as members to guide this activity. A Science Plan addressing the scientific issues pertaining to the seas around India which calls for deep-ocean drilling was developed.

Under the MoU with IODP, a total of five scientists from some of the leading geoscientific institutions in the country participated in the following IODP activities during 2009-10:

  • IODP Pacific Equatorial Age Transect Expedition 321
  • JOIDES Bering Sea 323
  • CHIKYU Nankai Trough Japan 322
  • MSP (Europe) GBR 325
  • JOIDES Wilkes Land 318

Action has also been initiated to nominate three more scientists to participate in the forthcoming IODP drilling activities during 2011-12.

Last Updated On 05/14/2014 - 16:48
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