UK IODP Announcement of Opportunity: Site Survey Investigations (SSIs)

Closing date for outline proposals: Tuesday 2 September 2014
Closing date for full proposals: Tuesday 2 December 2014

To support UK membership in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), NERC runs the UK IODP Research Programme to enable:

  1. UK scientists to ensure that IODP carries out the best and highest priority science
  2. UK scientists to participate in and obtain material from drilling expeditions
  3. UK scientists to capitalise on the results of IODP drilling and UK technologies, allowing them to benefit from technological advances in deep sea drilling.

The aim of this round of Site Survey Investigations is to maximise impact from the third phase of UK IODP (2013-2018) by enabling UK scientists to lead drilling proposals, and future IODP expeditions, through providing the marine geophysical data essential for the progress of IODP scientific proposals.

This Announcement of Opportunity requests outline proposals from the UK science community for Ship-borne Site Survey Investigations (SSIs) and 'Virtual' SSIs (desk-based SSIs using already collected geophysical data requiring no extra ship-time). Full proposals will be invited following outline proposal evaluation.

The total funding available under this round is in the region of £2m (this being NERC's 80% contribution to full economic costs (FEC), and including indexation).

Applicants should refer to the full Announcement of Opportunity for further details.

Announcement of opportunity (PDF, 188KB)

Closing date for outline proposals: Tuesday 2 September 2014

Closing date for full proposals: Tuesday 2 December 2014

For further information about this announcement of opportunity please contact:

Matthew Dobson
07712 233840