Workshop on the Guaymas Basin

February 27-March 1, 2013 – Catalina Island, California
Convener: Andreas Teske


The Guaymas Basin IODP Proposal Workshop, convened by Andres Teske (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Ivano Aiello (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories), Daniel Lizarralde (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), and Adam Soule (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) took place at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, California, from February 27 to March 2, 2013. The meeting was funded jointly by the IODP U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and by the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) at the University of Southern California. Proposal writing and organization efforts started in September 2012, in part in response to a workshop on U.S. strategies to implement the 2013-2023 IODP Science Plan and in response to C-DEBI’s effort to foster new drilling projects after the three foundational drilling project within C-DEBI had gone forward (Expedition 327 Juan de Fuca Hydrogeology, Expedition 329 South Pacific Gyre Subseafloor Life, and Expedition 336 Mid-Atlantic Ridge Microbiology). After the workshop, the full proposal “Guaymas Basin and Sonora Margin: Feedbacks Between Continental Rifting, Magmatism, Sedimentation, Climate History, Thermal Alternation of Organic Matter, and Microbial Activity” was submitted to IODP.

Workshop Report (PDF; 8.4 MB)