Scientific Drilling for the Future 

Scientific Drilling for the Future

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IODP Expeditions

Recruitment and Implementation

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Continental Scientific Drilling

ICDP upcoming workshops and events

J-DESC Research Support

J-DESC provides a variety of research support for the promotion of Earth drilling science.

For example…

  • J-DESC support program for bottom-up projects (workshops, publicity activities, events etc…)
  • Support for Drilling Proposals for IODP and ICDP
  • Travel Support for IODP Expeditions and related activities

What is J-DESC

The Japan Drilling Earth Science Consortium (J-DESC) was founded in 2003 by universities and research institutions in Japan to advance drilling science and to cooperate among scientists. J-DESC supports and promotes the activities of the scientific drilling community in Japan. Administrative matters are organized by J-DESC Support Office. It also has a function as a Japanese PMO (Program Member Office) in IODP.

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2021 2030 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 2030 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

J-DESC participates in the UN Decade of Marine Science.

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At the 75th United Nations General Assembly in 2017, the UN General Assembly decided to designate the decade beginning in 2021 as the "Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development" (hereafter referred to as the "UN Ocean Decade") is a period of intensive international efforts to achieve the 14 SDGs goals of "Protecting the Abundance of the Seas.
J-DESC contributes to UN Ocean Decade under the "Contributions" category for activities aimed at improving ocean science literacy.

J-DESC Members

J-DESC membership consists of regular members (Japanese universities and research institutions), supporting members (Japanese private companies) and individual members. We are looking for members who would like to join us in promoting earth drilling science.

Supporting Members