Scientific Drilling in the MARGINS
Izu-Bonin-Mariana Focus Area

AGU Fall Meeting 2004
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tuesday, December 14, 8–10 p.m.

The Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) arc system provides many opportunities for teams of scientists to use IODP drilling to help address the three scientific themes of IODP (Biosphere & subseafloor ocean; Environmental change, process and effects; and Solid earth cycles and geodynamics) while simultaneously moving towards the scientific objectives of the NSF MARGINS Subduction Factory initiative in the IBM focus site (Subduction Factory forcing functions, Volatile flux and impact, and Mass balance and crustal growth).

This informal workshop is intended to attract scientists interested in developing IODP proposals for riserless or riser drilling in the IBM arc system. The status of pending proposals will be outlined, along with presentation of other potential objectives for scientific drilling in IBM. In addition to general scientific discussion, there will be a short session on creating strong, competitive IODP proposals. It is expected that this workshop will stimulate international communication and broaden scientific collaboration in proposal development, strengthening existing proposals and leading to the development of new proposals for IODP drilling in the IBM convergent margin system.

This MARGINS-sponsored mini-workshop will be held during AGU on Tuesday, December 14, 8-10 pm, immediately following the IODP Town Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco (a few minutes walk
from Moscone Center). Substantial refreshments will be provided for those attending other meetings earlier in the evening.
Last updated Monday, November 15, 2004