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Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) - Expeditionskosten Schweiz

English title Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) - field expenses Switzerland
Applicant McKenzie Judith A.
Number 118873
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Geologisches Institut ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Geology
Start/End 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2013
Approved amount 171'949.66
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Keywords (12)

Ocean Drilling; Marine Geophysics; Marine Geology; Paleoceaography; Deep Subseafloor; Marine Geochemistry; Biosphere; Plate Tectonics; Marine Chemistry; Paleoceanography; Paleoclimate; Deep Subseafloor Biosphere

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
This project supports the participation of Swiss scientists in activities related to Swiss membership in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) through the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD). Switzerland is a partner in ECORD, which comprises 16 European countries, plus Canada, through a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). IODP is a multiple platform program with ECORD providing access to mission-specific drilling platforms (MSPs) while Japan and U.S.A. provide riser and riser-less drilling vessels, respectively. Three major research themes were identified in the IODP Initial Science Plan (2003-2013): (1) The deep biosphere and the sub-seafloor ocean, (2) Environmental change, processes and effects and (3) Solid earth cycles and geodynamics. Specific initiatives have been outlined under each of these themes and serve as the major focus of IODP ( Swiss activities in IODP/ECORD include shipboard and shore-based involvement in drilling expeditions and pre- and post-cruise meetings, as well as Swiss membership in IODP/ECORD science advisory panels and organization and attendance in IODP/ECORD related workshops and summer schools. For more information see the ECORD web site ( or the Swiss IODP web site (
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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
119416 Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) - Grundbeitrag Schweiz 01.01.2008 Research Infrastructure
147139 Swiss participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) through membership in the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) 01.01.2014 Research Infrastructure