Message from the Director:
Congrats to the Dorado octopus team including Geoff Wheat and Anne Hartwell for capturing the photo of octopus moms above and making NSF’s “Most popular stories of 2018”!
I also encourage you to apply to the “NEXT: Scientific Ocean Drilling Beyond 2023” workshop for the future of scientific ocean drilling to be held in Denver, Colorado, USA on May 6-7, 2019. The NEXT workshop will convene approximately 120 IODP community members to develop the US plan for continued scientific ocean drilling without a hiatus at the end of the current program ending in 2023 and continue planning to replace the aging JOIDES Resolution with a modernized, more capable non-riser drilling vessel to help accommodate the transition to a long-term future in scientific ocean drilling. The deadline to apply is 2/15/19.