Session Sub CategoryUnion
Session IDU-03
TitleDiscoveries from Subseafloor Sampling and Monitoring using Scientific Ocean Drilling
Short titleScientific Ocean Drilling
Main ConvenerNameKiyoshi Suyehiro
AffiliationJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Co-Convener 1NameJames A Austin
AffiliationUniversity of Texas at Austin
Co-Convener 2NameKeir Becker
AffiliationUniversity of Miami
Co-Convener 3NameMasafumi MURAYAMA
AffiliationCenter for Advanced Marine Core Research , Kochi University
ScopeThe sediments and lithosphere beneath the seafloor hold invaluable information on the history and dynamics of climatic, biological, chemical, and geological changes over 100 million years. Scientific deep-sea drilling (currently through the International Ocean Discovery Program, IODP) has been providing unique opportunities among various geoscieintific methods to discover their histories and dynamics over time scales covering climatic, geohazards and mantle convection processes. Such knowledge is also recognized as important for projecting the current Earth system into the near and far future, particularly involving the effects of anthropological interventions. This session invites contributions that focus on the perspectives of recent new discovery geoscientific discoveries based on ocean floor drilling and borehole observatory records, and further on visions of new paradigms of ocean science. The session will cover mainly the four scientific themes in the current IODP science plan of: (1) Climate and ocean changes, (2) Biospheres frontiers, (3) Earth connections, and (4) Earth in motion. Also, we encourage contributions relating science to societal relevance, such as environmental and geohazard problems facing the society today.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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