IODP Call for Proposals

IODP Call for Proposals

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) explores Earth’s climate history, structure,
mantle/crust dynamics, natural hazards, and deep biosphere as described in the IODP Science Plan
( IODP facilitates international and interdisciplinary research
on transformative and societally relevant topics using the ocean drilling, coring, and down-hole
measurement facilities JOIDES Resolution, Chikyu, and Mission-Specific Platforms (MSP). This notice
describes proposals that will be accepted for the April 1, 2022, deadline:

• JOIDES Resolution: The number of proposals currently in the system for the JOIDES Resolution
provide many high-quality options for scheduling the ship through the end of the current program;
therefore, new submissions are not requested. Revisions and addendums to any proposal that is
already in the system will be accepted.

• Chikyu: New Complementary Project Proposals (CPPs) are encouraged, but other new riser and
riseless proposals for the Chikyu may not be submitted at this time. Revisions and addendums to any
proposal that is already in the system will be accepted.

• Mission-Specific Platforms: MSP expeditions are planned to operate once a year to drill/core
targets that are inaccessible by the other facilities (e.g., shallow water, enclosed seas,
ice-covered seas) in any ocean basin until the end of 2024. After that date, MSP expeditions might
be implemented in all drilling environments. New and revised MSP proposals for any ocean basin are

For more information on the submission process, please visit:

Investigators are reminded that the interval from the first proposal submission to expedition scheduling is on the order of 4-5 years due to the science and safety review process and required lead time for scheduling, and that adequate site characterization/site survey data are critical for success. Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the facility’s science operator to discuss platform-specific operational and fiscal constraints before developing proposals:


In memory of Professor Leanne Armand

We regret to announce to the ANZIC and IODP communities that Leanne Armand, ANZIC Director and remarkable scientific leader, passed away on January 4, 2021.

Those of us lucky enough to have worked closely with Leanne, and to know her well, have lost a truly special colleague and friend. We are heartbroken by this loss but are blessed with countless fond memories.

Leanne will be remembered as an exceptional mentor and scientific leader, who was completely and selflessly dedicated to the success of ANZIC and the IODP, and to supporting the careers of our new and emerging researchers. Leanne was tireless in her efforts to make the world a better place.

Leanne invigorated ANZIC and transformed its standing and influence in the international scientific drilling program. This will have enduring impact for generations to come, as will her contributions to the science of the Southern Ocean and diatom distributions and ecology, which will continue to guide and inspire future research.

Leanne, somehow, always managed to bring her unique good humour and indomitable spirit to the fore despite the challenges of her illness and the added difficulties imposed by the pandemic.  We were pleased to learn Leanne was able to experience Christmas and New Year surrounded by her close family. We offer our sincere condolences to all of them, especially Stephane, Leanne’s husband, and to Gaston and Maxime her two boys.

The Funeral Service for Professor Leanne Armand will be on Thursday, January 13 2022 @ 4:30pm (AEST). A virtual link is available from the IODP administrator, please contact Kelly Kenney at for further details.

Professor Leanne Armand’s obituary can be found HERE.