Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Latest Discoveries” with Gerardo Iturrino (May 2006)

by | Jul 28, 2023 | Scientific Ocean Drilling

Originally presented 6 May 2006

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Project (IODP) involves hundreds of scientists from many nations cooperating to investigate some of the most important questions about Earth’s history. This ten-year, $600+ million program utilizes some of the most sophisticated ships ever designed to provide platfoms in deep and shallow waters so that sediments and rocks from the sea floors can be recovered and examined to gain new insights into climate change, mass extinctions, and many other problems. IODP continues the earlier Deep Sea Drilling Project and Ocean Drilling Project. You can learn more about IODP at

The Borehole Research Group at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ( conducts much of the geophysical data collection and analysis projects for IODP. Dr. Gerardo Iturrino has served as one of the onboard scientists for many Legs of these missions, and is the Principal Investigator with Dr. Passow for the Earth2Class Program at LDEO. Gerry will share some experiences aboad the “JOIDES Resolution” drilling ship and discuss objectives for future legs aboard the state-of-the-art “Chikyu” drilling ship now beginning new phases of ocean drilling.

Here are link to previous presentations by Dr. Iturrino about the ODP and IODP: