Building U.S. Strategies for 2013-2023 Scientific Ocean Drilling

April 30 – May 2, 2012 – Denver, Colorado
Convener: Anthony Koppers, Liz Screaton


In the upcoming decade, scientific ocean drilling is poised to create significant breakthroughs in understanding Earth’s processes and dynamics. Building on considerable community input and recent ocean drilling discoveries, seventy-three representatives of the U.S. scientific community assembled for the Building U.S. Strategies for 2013-2023 Scientific Ocean Drilling workshop on April 30 to May 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The workshop served to prioritize the fourteen scientific challenges outlined in the 2013-2023 Science Plan for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and to identify new approaches for more efficient planning of scientific ocean drilling expeditions.


Workshop Report (pdf)
Survey Report (pdf)

Steering Committee

Anthony Koppers (co-chair), Oregon State University
Liz Screaton (co-chair), University of Florida
Susan Humphris, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Gabe Filippelli, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Andy Fisher, University of California, Santa Cruz
Donna Blackman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
David Smith, University of Rhode Island
Debbie Thomas, Texas A&M University