The Australian marine geoscience community got some truly exciting news recently. We heard that Australia’s membership to International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) was funded by the Australian Research Council (via the LIEF program) for another 5 years. You can read more about it at the link below:
This is huge news for all those Australian and New Zealand based marine geoscientists who are involved in IODP – the world’s largest marine geoscience program. Researchers (including graduate students) are able to apply to sail on the expeditions and also bid for generous post cruise funding through the program.
I have been involved in two IODP Expedition’s (Tahiti and the Great Barrier Reef)and it is a fantastic program that allows us access to sophisticated ocean drilling technology. This is also great timing as the next 5 years will see numerous exciting proposals being drilled around the Indo-Pacific. So stayed tuned and get involved!