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Publisher’s notes

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

National Science Foundation (NSF), United States

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan

European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China

Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)

Australian Research Council (ARC) and New Zealand Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS), Australian/New Zealand Consortium

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) India

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, IODP Management International, Inc., or Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

Examples of how to cite this volume or part of this volume are available at

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 from this expedition is accessible at

Supplemental data were provided by the authors and may not conform to IODP publication formats.

Some close-up core photographs have been tonally enhanced to better illustrate particular features of interest. High-resolution images are available upon request.

Cover photograph shows the view of the helideck on D/V Chikyu from the derrick. Photo © JAMSTEC.

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