text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text
Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation HomeNational Science Foundation - Directorate for Geological Sciences (GEO)
design element
GEO Home
About GEO
Funding Opportunities
Advisory Committee
Career Opportunities
GEO Education Program
See Additional GEO Resources
View GEO Staff
GEO Organizations
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Earth Sciences (EAR)
Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Polar Programs (PLR)
Proposals and Awards
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Proposal Preparation and Submission
bullet Grant Proposal Guide
  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office
Additional GEO Resources
Advisory Committee Meetings
Career Opportunities
Funding Rates
Budget Excerpt
Dynamics Earth: GEO Imperatives and Frontiers, 2015-2020 (A Report of AC-GEO (12/14))
Strategic Framework for Topical Areas, 2012 (Follow on to GEO Vision)
GEO Data Policies
U.S. Global Change Research Program

Centers and Large Facilities - Education and Outreach

Project Name:  Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

Location: 815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 210, Washington, DC (Int’l Mgt. Hdqrtrs)

Contact information:   Nancy Light, nlight@iodp.org, 202-465-7511

Website:  www.iodp.org/education

Main Project description/purpose

IODP is an international marine research program that uses drilling technology and multiple platforms to explore, monitor, and sample the sub seafloor ocean. IODP scientists conduct drilling expeditions to support scientific investigations of  1) the deep biosphere and sub seafloor life, 2) environmental change, 3) Earth processes and solid geodynamics.

Education and Outreach Mission and Goals

IODP Education and Outreach promotes IODP research activities with the loftier goal of conveying the value of scientific ocean drilling to society at large and increasing public awareness of this science discovery program globally. Key goals, coordinated among multinational program partners, include:

  • Raising the visibility of IODP as a cutting-edge international Earth science research program to new and existing audiences.
  • Building a strong, common foundation of knowledge about scientific ocean drilling-- its achievements, its merits, its abundant multinational contributions, and its high value to future scientific achievement—and placing it within easy reach of public attention and other targeted communities: online, in public spaces, in the media.
  • Exploiting news-making opportunities to make a strong connection between emerging scientific knowledge gained through scientific ocean drilling and its positive impact on society worldwide.
  • Increasing the number of scientists and engineers who are familiar with IODP and who participate in IODP.

Primary Audience(s) served (i.e., high school teachers, college students, etc.)

Scientists-at-large; academics, nonscientists interested in new technologies, Earth science, scientific discovery, and the global environment; engineers, technology professionals.

Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page