Publisher’s notes

This publication was prepared by the International Ocean Discovery Program U.S. Implementing Organization (IODP-USIO): Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, and Texas A&M University, as an account of work performed under the International Ocean Discovery Program. Funding for the program is provided by the following agencies:

  • 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 GNS Science (New Zealand), Australian/New Zealand Consortium
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India
  • Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Brazil


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, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Texas A&M University, or Texas A&M Research Foundation.

Portions of this work may have been published in whole or in part in other International Ocean Discovery Program documents or publications.

This IODP Scientific Prospectus is based on precruise Science Advisory Structure panel discussions and scientific input from the designated Co-Chief Scientists on behalf of the drilling proponents. During the course of the cruise, actual site operations may indicate to the Co-Chief Scientists, the Staff Scientist/Expedition Project Manager, and the Operations Superintendent that it would be scientifically or operationally advantageous to amend the plan detailed in this prospectus. It should be understood that any proposed changes to the science deliverables outlined in the plan presented here are contingent upon the approval of the IODP JR Science Operator Director.


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