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Publisher’s notes

Funding for the program was provided by the following agencies at the time of this expedition:

  • European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan
  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China
  • National Science Foundation (United States)

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the participating agencies, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc., or the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Implementing Organizations.

Abbreviations for names of organizations and publications in IODP reference lists follow the style given in Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (published by American Chemical Society).

The bulk of the shipboard-collected core data and a complete set of the logging data from this expedition are accessible at If you cannot access this site or need additional data, please contact

Data Librarian, Dr. H.-J. Wallrabe-Adams
University of Bremen
Marum, Leobener Strasse
28359 Bremen
Tel: (40) 421-218-65592; Fax: (49) 421-218-65505

Some close-up core photographs have been tonally enhanced to better illustrate particular features of interest.

Cover photograph is of a coral reef, a treasure box of Earth’s sea level and climatic history. Photograph by Gilbert Camoin.

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