Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 32 Issue 01

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Volume 32, No. 1
Pages 175 - 175

Spotlight 11. Mission-Specific Platforms

David McInroy Gilbert Camoin
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The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program adopted mission-​specific platform (MSP) expeditions in 2003 to extend the program’s capabilities for a new generation of scientific drilling projects in areas inaccessible to JOIDES Resolution, for example, ice-​covered seas, waters shallower than 100 m, and areas with hard rock exposed at the seabed or with unconsolidated sediments.


McInroy, D., and G. Camoin. 2019. Mission-specific platforms. Oceanography 32(1):175, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.141.