The U.S. Science Support Program sponsors workshops to promote the development of new ideas to study the Earth’s processes and history via scientific ocean drilling. The primary goal is to identify promising new scientific objectives and research opportunities. The workshop program encourages wide scientific community involvement to bring a broader and multidisciplinary approach to standing hypotheses and to explore new directions for research.
Interested in organizing a workshop? Proposals are reviewed after the submission deadlines of April 1 and October 1. We also co-sponsor workshops by related programs and promote the participation of graduate students. Learn More
Active participation of the scientific community has lead to new drilling proposal and new collaborations that often cross disciplinary boundaries. See the workshops that are coming up this year. Learn More
Past workshops have led to development of new technology and many successful IODP expeditions. These webpages contain archived reports, articles, and other information. Learn More