ANZIC is the Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium, part of an international marine research collaboration harnessing state-of-the-art scientific ocean drilling to explore the Earth under the sea.

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is a 22-nation collaboration that advances the scientific understanding of the Earth and unifies the international research community to explore Earth’s last frontiers. 

Australia and New Zealand form the Australia-New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC), through which our two nations can access all IODP activities including shipboard and post-cruise research, participation in planning committees and groups, and visits from outstanding scientific speakers.

ANZIC supports Early Career Researchers and opportunities exist for all Researchers (including PhD students) in all shipboard specialties—including, but not limited to, sedimentologists, micropaleontologists, paleomagnetists, petrologists, inorganic/organic geochemists, petrophysicists, microbiologists, and borehole geophysicists.

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NOW SAILING: Professor Jimin Yu (ANU)

Paleoclimate expert and sedimentologist Professor Jimin Yu from ANU’s Research School of Earth Science is currently onboard the JOIDES Resolution representing ANZIC on IODP Expedition 397: Iberian Margin Paleoclimate.

We spoke with Jimin while he was quarantining in Lisbon. He shared insights into his research, his unique expertise in Iberian Margin sediments, what he’s doing onboard, and how Expedition 397 aims to build a high-resolution record of Earth’s past climate spanning back as far as six million years.

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