12 septiembre 2012

International planning workshop CHIKYU +10

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and IODP Management International (IODP-MI) announce the international planning workshop CHIKYU+10 to be held April 21-23, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The purpose of the workshop is to engage the international community in a discussion of potential future scientific missions using the deep-sea drilling vessel (D/V) Chikyu within the context of the new Illuminating Earths Past, Present, and Future: The International Ocean Discovery Program Science Plan for 2013-2023 and the post-2013, framework for scientific ocean drilling platform provision and international collaboration. Workshop outcomes will be considered by JAMSTEC in long-range planning for Chikyu operations.

Meeting goals, themes, format, and the application process for participation will be widely publicized following a Steering Committee meeting later this year. Early inquiries can be sent to: chikyu10@iodp.org

- Mike Coffin, CHIKYU+10 Steering Committee Chair
- Kiyoshi Suyehiro, President, IODP Management International