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Volume 32 Issue 01

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Volume 32, No. 1
Pages 47 - 47


Spotlight 5. The New IODP Advisory Structure

By Anthony A.P. Koppers  and James A. Austin Jr. 
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With the introduction of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) in 2013 came a new advisory structure that is designed to be more agile, allow for regional planning while maintaining a global focus, and speed up the proposal submission and review cycle. Each drilling platform is now overseen by both a Platform Provider (e.g., a funding agency) and a Facility Board that determines scheduling of expeditions and oversees operations (see the chart below). The two are tightly connected through international collaborations under the auspices of the IODP Forum, which provides a venue for exchanging ideas and views on the scientific progress of the IODP.


Koppers, A.A.P., and J.A. Austin Jr. 2019. The new IODP advisory structure. Oceanography 32(1):47, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.118.

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