Feedback sought on 2050 Science Framework 

31 March 2020: Deadline to provide comments on the first version of the 2050 Science Framework - Exploring Earth Through Scientific Ocean Drilling! 

1. Visit the survey page to download the 2050 Science Framework document in PDF format.

2. Provide comments via Disqus or email them to sod2050(at) . In your review, provide general input and/or provide specific comments using the line numbers in the document. Note that in Disqus you also will have the opportunity to upvote or reply to other people’s comments.

3. Finally, once you have finished your review, please return to the survey page and fill out the Google Form survey! This will allow the editors to collate all impressions in one place and produce metrics that will help us during the revision stage.

Members of the ANZIC community were involved in the write-up of this framework, and this is an important opportunity to provide feedback on the next stage of scientific ocean drilling. 

Understanding Antarctica’s role in a warmer world

Scientists from GNS Science, Victoria University of Wellington, Otago University and NIWA will combine cutting-edge science and innovative technology to critically improve future projections about Antarctica’s response to climate change.

A special issue of “Oceanography", the official magazine of the Oceanography Society

The March issue of Oceanography is a special issue focusing on scientific ocean drilling.

Hokkaido University Summer Program: HSI

Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) is a program that brings together world-leading researchers, and provides educational courses in cooperation wiht the Hokkaido University (HU) faculty members. In 2019, more than 160 researchers from all over the world will gather at HU. Interacting with people from different fields of study and ethnic backgrounds will bring you unexpected experiences.

Discovering the secret past of Antarctica 

The JOIDES Resolution, a scientific research ship, is journeying to the Ross Sea to discover more about the history of the ice sheets around Antarctica. 

Voyages of discovery

One of the world’s largest scientific research ships is in New Zealand waters for six expeditions to probe some of the 21st century’s biggest science questions. 

Mastering Marine Geoscience

Twenty students from universities around New Zealand and Australia took part in this year’s Marine Geoscience Masterclass. The programme, focused around the science led by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), ran from 4th to 8th December. The event has been hosted by GNS Science, with contributions from NIWA and Victoria University of Wellington.

Explorers probe hidden continent of Zealandia

Rupert Sutherland talks about exploring Earth’s hidden continent.

Connect to the JOIDES Resolution via live Ship-to-shore link

There are outreach officers currently on board the JOIDES Resolution dying to tell school students and teachers more about life on board and the science behind drilling deep beneath the seafloor to unlock our geological history. 

VIDEO: Exploring Zealandia-Expedition 371 Tasman Sea Frontier

A brief explanation of Zealandia with interviews from Co Chiefs Rupert Sutherland, and Jerry Dickens. Take a look at the first core samples taken from Zealandia

VIDEO: The Adventure Begins: Expedition 371-Tasman Sea Frontier

The excitement grows as we leave port in Townsville Australia for the beginning of Expedition 371-Tasman Sea Frontier. 

Plumbing the depths of Zealandia’s ocean

One of the world’s top scientific research ships will next week start a series of expeditions in the seas around New Zealand probing some of the 21st century’s big earth science questions.

Voyage to discovery: drilling to diagnose slow slip earthquakes

GNS and NIWA scientists are preparing to go on two voyages, joining the International Ocean Discovery Programme, onboard research ship Joides Resolution. Kathryn Ryan from RadioNZ speaks with NIWA principal scientist Phil Barnes and project leader at GNS Science Laura Wallace, who has recently held a series of hui with East Coasters about the project.

Five IODP Expeditions are scheduled for 2017-18 in NZ waters

Information on key objectives and co-chief scientists for the five IODP expeditions taking place in New Zealand waters during 2017-2018. 

JOIDES Resolution charts a course for NZ waters

The world’s largest geoscience programme has confirmed that the research ship JOIDES Resolution will undertake several projects exploring the seafloor off New Zealand’s coast.

Scientific ocean drilling charts a new course

The International Ocean Discovery Program plans drilling expeditions for 2016 and 2017 while increasing efficiencies in ship scheduling and operations.

ANZIC Annual Report for 2014 now available

The Annual Report for the Australian-New Zealand (ANZIC) Consortium is now available online. It contains a summary of the many IODP activities that took place over last year. Quite a good read while waiting for the results of Australia’s bid for renewal within the ARC/LIEF mechanism, and for the flurry of Expeditions that will (hopefully!) take place in the SW Pacific from Fiscal Year 2018.

Drilling off Gisborne to study silent quakes

An international proposal to use scientific ocean drilling to investigate ‘silent earthquakes’ under the seafloor east of Gisborne has been scheduled for 2018 by the International Ocean Discovery Program.

Seeking an ANZIC scientist: IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel

We are actively seeking an Australian or New Zealand representative for the IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP).

The long-term track of JOIDES Resolution

A recent letter from Anthony Koppers, Chair, U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling, to the scientific community on the long-term track of JOIDES Resolution.

Japan tectonic study has implications for NZ

An investigation of the plate boundary fault off the east coast of Japan that caused the magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami in March 2011 has implications for New Zealand, according to Virginia Toy, an Otago University scientist who contributed to the study.

Drilling into the Alpine Fault - Radio NZ: Our Changing World interview with Rupert Sutherland

Rupert Sutherland gives a general overview of the Alpine Fault drilling project.