Schedule for Expedition 333

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 333 is based largely on Integrated Ocean Drilling Program drilling Proposals 603A and 603D (available at​600/) and Ancillary Project Letter 738-APL (available at​documents/​738-APL_NanTroSLIDE.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1). Most of the scientific objectives are follow-ups to what was achieved during IODP Expedition 322 (Underwood et al., 2009). Following ranking by the IODP Scientific Advisory Structure, the expedition was scheduled for the D/V Chikyu, operating under contract with the Japanese Implementing Organization Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX). At the time of publication of this Scientific Prospectus, the expedition is scheduled to begin at sea on 13 December 2010 and to end at Shingu, Japan, on 10 January 2011. A total of 29 days will be available for the additional drilling and coring at IODP Sites C0011 and C0012 and to drill the Nankai Trough Submarine Landslide History (NanTroSLIDE) proposed Site NTS-1A described in Ancillary Project Letter 738-APL (for the current detailed schedule, see​expeditions/) (Fig. F1). Further details on the Chikyu can be found at​chikyu/​eng/​CHIKYU/​index.html.