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

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Volume 32, No. 1
Pages 105 - 105

Spotlight 8. Regional Science Planning

Anthony A.P. Koppers Clive R. Neal
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Although not new to scientific ocean drilling, International Ocean Discovery Program science planning has become regionally focused for two of its ship platforms, JOIDES Resolution and Chikyu. While the non-riser drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution follows a globe-encircling track that is regionally planned, riser vessel Chikyu operations focus on deep targets in regions around Japan, and the mission-specific platforms have been operating around the world.


Koppers, A.A.P., and C.R. Neal. 2019. Regional science planning. Oceanography 32(1):105, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.130.