ODaSSI: Ocean Drilling and Site Survey Introduction

December 7, 2003 – San Francisco, California
Convener: Gregory Mountain, Jeff Gee



A Primer on Formulation of Site Survey and Drilling Proposals for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.


The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) begins in October 2003, and marks the need for an unprecedented level of geophysical site survey and ocean drilling activities. To prepare researchers for this new era of multiple platform drilling to meet diverse scientific objectives, the U.S. Science Advisory Committee (USSAC) and the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. (JOI) will sponsor a free one-day workshop on formulation of site survey proposals and IODP proposals. The workshop, to be held in conjunction with the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California, is designed to serve researchers new to the drilling program as well as those with past ODP experience. Scientists from the international community are welcome to participate.


The workshop will provide an overview of the IODP and anticipated collateral support for U.S. science; an introduction to riser drilling; a review of key IODP proposal elements; information about IODP site survey requirements and formulation of site survey proposals for U.S. funding agencies; a primer on modern seismic characterization techniques for the non-specialist in need of site survey data; and in-depth case histories that describe site survey activities and eventual drilling of diverse targets (e.g., paleoceanographic, oceanic crust).


Organizing Committee


Jeff Gee, University of California, San Diego
Gregory Mountain, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey