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Ocean Drilling Program and Deep Sea Drilling Project Permanent Sample Archives

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The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) also curates all cores obtained by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP). The IODP curation facilities are responsible for sample and data archiving and dissemination. This includes storing, archiving, and disseminating cores collected dDSDPng the course of the program.


Cores are maintained at the Gulf coast repository, located at ODP/Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College State, TX, at the Bremen repository in Germany, and some ODP land samples are maintained at Rutgers University. Links to all repository web sites are available from the IODP curation web site above.

Sample Collection

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) archives include samples from Expeditions 301-346 of the IODP. The ODP permanent archives include samples from Legs 100-210 of the ODP. The DSDP permanent archives contain samples from Legs 1-96 of the DSDP.

Go to the IODP Curation Services Web Page

Go to the Index to Marine & Lacustrine Geological Samples | Go to List of Participating Institutions