Participating in an IODP Expedition is the experience of a lifetime, working as part of an integrated science party onboard a specialised drilling vessel to recover, examine, and unlock millennia of secrets hidden in deep sea cores. ANZIC’s membership to the IODP consortium secures onboard opportunities for researchers from Australia and New Zealand on every IODP expedition, with additional opportunities for onshore participation and onboard outreach.

Current opportunities

JR Academy

Be a part of a transformative experience to grow your STEM skills, seize new opportunities, build networks, and contribute to international knowledge exchange. Australian & New Zealand First Nations undergraduate students and mentors are invited to apply to set sail on an unparalleled adventure in STEM exploration!
Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of Earth and ocean science activities, complemented by hands-on experiences in science communication and career development.
Undergraduate students apply by December 31. ANZIC mentors apply by January 2.

SPECIAL CALL – Expedition 389 Seeking a carbonate sedimentologist with special expertise in crustose coralline algal taxonomy

Special Call! Onshore Science Party

We are seeking a carbonate sedimentologist with special expertise in crustose coralline algal taxonomy to join the Onshore Science Party of Expedition 389 from 6-26 February, 2024, in Marum, Bremen (Germany). Extensive skills and experience in the analysis and the paleoenvironmental interpretation of coralline algae in Quaternary fossil coral reef deposits across the Indo-Pacific, including Hawaii, is necessary.
Apply by December 8.

Leanne Armand Travel Award: apply now

Applications are now open for the 2024 Leanne Armand Travel Award. The award consists of a travel stipend to a maximum of A$3000 for postgraduate and early- to mid-career researchers based in Australia. Preference is given to travel aimed at learning microfossil identification or advanced characterisation techniques from an expert.
Applications close February 15, 2024.

IODP Expedition 405: Tracking Tsunamigenic Slip Across the Japan Trench

Scientists from ANZIC member institutions are invited to apply to join the Science Party for this expedition, planned for September-December 2024. The expedition aims to establish the properties, processes, and conditions within subduction zones that promote large slip to the Japan Trench and contribute toward the generation of large tsunamis.
Applications NOW CLOSED.

With the US National Science Foundation’s March 2023 announcement that the JOIDES Resolution scientific drilling vessel is to be retired in September 2024, new opportunities to sail will be in the form of Mission Specific Platform (MSP) missions.

Never miss an opportunity!

Subscribe to the ANZIC Bulletin to get all the news delivered to your inbox every month.