Mission and Contact Information

The IODP Education Department's mission is to raise awareness about ocean drilling science and its central role in our understanding of the Earth’s past, present and future, teach science content and process, and inspire careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Our approach includes use of authentic data, inquiry-centered activities and interdisciplinary explorations drawing from the adventures of the JOIDES Resolution ship and the earlier ocean drilling ship; the Glomar Challenger.

The Education Department is part of the International Ocean Discovery Program at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

                                       Consortium for Ocean Leadership
                                       1201 New York Avenue, NW, Fourth Floor
                                       Washington, DC 20005

                                       Staff contacts

                                       Sharon Cooper: Assistant Director: scooper@oceanleadership.org


                                      Other important links

                                      Check out our Ask a Scientist feature

                                      Sign up for a Live Broadcast with the JR

                                      Learn about IODP efforts and funding for scientists through the United States Science Support Program (USSSP)

                                      Look up data and lots of other information at the  Gulf Coast Repository