Canadian Consortium for Ocean Drilling (CCOD) secures funding for IODP participation
The Canadian Consortium for Ocean Drilling (CCOD) and Memorial University are pleased to announce that they have secured funding for Canada’s continuing participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program through to the end of 2022. The funding will maintain Canada’s membership in ECORD (European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling) and is the result of a new partnership between the CCOD and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), a Major Science Infrastructure funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Through this partnership, ONC is providing 60% of the total funding, with the remaining matching funds provided by members of the CCOD, which comprises 10 universities and Natural Resources Canada.
With this continuing membership, Canada-based researchers will continue to have access to the IODP core repository and databases, workshops and summer schools, and participation on upcoming drilling expeditions. The new funding will take us to near the end of the current IODP scientific program (2023). Canada will be well positioned to participate in the implementation of the new post-2023 scientific vision for IODP, as outlined in the 2050 Science Framework.