Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 04

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Volume 19, No. 4
Pages 174 - 176

Mission-Specific Platforms for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

Dan Evans Gilbert Camoin David McInroyAlister Skinner
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Since the inception of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and during the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), scien-tific ocean drilling has been almost wholly confined to outer-shelf water depths or greater, and there was no capability to drill in ice-covered waters. Consequently, a wide range of targets and environments were inaccessible to scientists. As a clear scientific demand developed to obtain cores from more difficult environments, coring platforms other than those traditionally used by DSDP and ODP were required to achieve scientific goals.


Evans, D., G. Camoin, D. McInroy, and A. Skinner. 2006. Mission-specific platforms for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Oceanography 19(4):174–176, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.16.