These sites support Finnish memberships in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) via the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), and the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) providing basic information and important links to programs' web sites. Via the links you can learn more about the projects, opportunities for participation on upcoming expeditions, requesting for samples, finding educational resources and beginning to plan or join to drilling proposals.
IODP is an international scientific research initiative aimed to study the climate change, biodiversity, geophysics and geodynamics. Presently there are 26 member countries involved in the IODP. ECORD is a management structure of 16 European countries, Canada and Israel within the IODP. Within the ECORD, the Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) provide scientific support and suggest scientists to current expeditions and representatives to the IODP panels. The Academy of Finland supports Finnish participation to the IODP. IODP is guided by its science plan, which encompasses four main themes: (1) Climate and Ocean Change: Reading the Past, Informing the Future (2) Biosphere Frontiers: Deep Life, Biodiversity, and Environmental Forcing of Ecosystems (3) Earth Connections: Deep Processes and Their Impact on Earth’s Surface Environment and (4) Earth in Motion: Processes and Hazards on Human Time Scales.
IODP co-operates closely with the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) in studying climate change, crustal deformation, fluid interaction and the deep biosphere. ICDP is the only international platform for scientific research drilling in terrestrial environments. ICDP brings together scientists and stakeholders from 23 nations, providing them with workshop support for establishing scientific drilling programmes, funding support for drilling programs, operational support for individual projects, drilling facilities and earth science education and knowledge transfer.