Entry Definition
ACEX Arctic Coring Expedition (Expedition 302)
APLACON Alternative Platform Conference (Lisbon, May 2001)
AF Academy of Finland
BCR Bremen Core Repository
BGS British Geological Survey (UK)
BoG IODP-MI Board of Governors
CDC Conceptual Design Committee (new riser vessel)
CDEX Center for Deep Earth EXploration (Japan)
CoNISMa European Research Area Network
CDP Complex Drilling Project
CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
DASTI Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
DFG Deutsche ForschungsGemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
EC European Commission
ECORD European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling
EDP Engineering Development Panel
EPC European Petrophysics Consortium
EMA ECORD Managing Agency
ERA-Net European Research Area Network
ESF European Science Foundation
EPSP Environmental Protection & Safety Panel
ESO ECORD Science Operator
ESSAC ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee
FWO-Vlaanderen Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders (Belgium)
FWF Austrian Science Fund
GRICES Gabineta de Relacoes Internacionais da Ciencias e do Ensino Superior (Portugal)
GSI The Geological Survey of Ireland
ICDP International Continental Scientific Drilling Project
IIS-PPG Industry - IODP Science Program Planning Group
INGV Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Italy)
INSU Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (France)
IOs Implementing Organisations
IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
IODP-MI IODP Management International, Inc.
ISP Initial Science Plan for the IODP
JAMSTEC JApan Marine Science & TEchnology Center
J-DESC Japanese Earth Drilling Science Consortium
JEODI Joint European Ocean Drilling Initiative
JOI Joint Oceanographic Institutions
JR JOIDES Resolution
LDEO Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
MEC Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia Y (Spain)
MEXT Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (Japan)
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
MOST People's Republic of China Ministry Of Science and Technology
MSP Mission-specific platform
NanTroSEIZE Nankai Trough SEIsmogenic Zone Experiment
NCMR National Center for Marine Research (Greece)
NERC Natural Environment Research Council (UK)
NSF National Science Foundation (USA)
NWO Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
OD21 Ocean Drilling in the 21st Century (Japan)
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
OEAW Austrian Academy of Sciences
OGS Istituto Nazionale di Oceanograpfiae di Geofisica Sperimentale (Italy)
RANNIS The Icelandic Centre for Research
SAS Science Advisory Structure
SASEC Science Advisory Structure Executive Committee
SciMP Scientific Measurements Panel
SNF Swiss National Science Foundation
SODV Scientific Ocean Drilling Vessel
SPC Science Planning Committee
SSEP Science Steering & Evaluation Panel
SSP Site Survey Panel
STP Site Technology Panel
TAMU Texas A & M University
ToR Terms of Reference
USSAC United States Science Advisory Committee
USSSP United States Science Support Program
UVic University of Victoria (Canada)