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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Curious about what opportunities exist in your field through the International Ocean Discovery Program and where they can take you? Here’s your chance to find out more… the ANZIC Roadshow is taking place right across Australia in February and March (NZ to follow in June) and we’re coming to an institution near you!



The Future D.E.E.P. (Drilling to Explore Earth’s Past) workshop, taking place 3-4 April in Hobart, brings together our international scientific ocean drilling to explore platforms for the post-IODP phase, the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP), and Australian and New Zealand national drilling capabilities. The program also includes a focus on site surveys and proposal writing, alongside field trips, networking events, and more.  


NOW SAILING: Acacia Clark (UTas) on Expedition 398

University of Tasmania PhD candidate Acacia Clark is currently onboard the JOIDES Resolution, bringing her expertise in and passion for volcanology as ANZIC representative on IODP Expedition 398: Hellenic Arc Volcanic Field. Learn more about her research, her role onboard, and what Expedition 398 means for growing our knowledge of volcanic processes – including in our region.