The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International Inc. (IODP-MI) is now accepting drilling proposals. The submission of proposals gives individuals/groups of scientists the opportunity to respond to IODP's scientific priorities as expressed in the Initial Science Plan, and to recommend appropriate targets for drilling.
All submitted items must arrive in the IODP-MI Sapporo Office by 23:59 GMT on the semiannual deadlines of either the 1st April or the 1st October.
The IODP evaluates these proposals through a science advisory structure (SAS) and through external peer review. The science coordinators in the IODP-MI, Sapporo Office manage all aspects of the proposal submission and review process, and the ODP Site Survey Data Bank continues serving as the repository for site-survey data until further notice.
The UK IODP Steering Committee are available for consultation in the preparation of drilling proposals, please contact Dr Damon Teagle in the first instance.