International Ocean Discovery Program - Renewed funding approved

3 May 2019

In line with all NERC's national capability investments, the UK subscription to the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) underwent assessment to determine whether NERC will continue funding the subscription beyond the end of the 2013-2018 phase.

A case for renewal was developed and assessed and the continuation of the subscription was approved for the next 10 years, with a review after five years.

To date, the UK subscription to IODP has been accompanied by NERC funding for an associated research programme - UKIODP. A case for the continuation of this programme has also been assessed, and funding approved.

As part of the new phase of the UKIODP research programme, NERC would like to announce some indicative dates relating to the programme:

  • May 2019 - Release of announcement of opportunity for applications to undertake to role of Knowledge Exchange (KE) Coordinator for the programme
  • June 2019 - Revised moratorium award guidance released
  • July 2019 - Closing date for KE Coordinator applications
  • October 2019 - KE Coordinator starts

The role of KE Coordinator will incorporate some of the activities that have been undertaken by the UKIODP Science Coordinator. However, for the time being, all enquiries relating to travel and subsistence for expedition participants and IODP panel members should continue to be sent to .

This information is provided in good faith to help researchers prepare and respond to this funding opportunity. However, this timetable may be subject to change and timing cannot be guaranteed until the announcement of opportunity is published.