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Developing community-based scientific priorities and new drilling proposals in the southern Indian and southwestern Pacific oceans

McKay, Robert and Exon, Neville and Müller, Dietmar and Gohl, Karsten and Gurnis, Michael and Shevenell, Amelia and Henrys, Stuart and Inagaki, Fumio and Pandey, Dhananjai and Whiteside, Jessica and van de Flierdt, Tina and Naish, Tim and Heuer, Verena and Morono, Yuki and Coffin, Millard and Godard, Marguerite and Wallace, Laura and Kodaira, Shuichi and Bijl, Peter and Collot, Julien and Dickens, Gerald and Dugan, Brandon and Dunlea, Ann G. and Hackney, Ron and Ikehara, Minoru and Jutzeler, Martin and McNeill, Lisa and Naik, Sushant and Noble, Taryn and Opdyke, Bradley and Pecher, Ingo and Stott, Lowell and Uenzelmann-Neben, Gabriele and Vadakkeykath, Yatheesh and Wortmann, Ulrich G. (2018) Developing community-based scientific priorities and new drilling proposals in the southern Indian and southwestern Pacific oceans. Scientific Drilling, 24 . pp. 61-70. ISSN 1816-3459. doi:10.5194/sd-24-61-2018.

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An International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) workshop was held at Sydney University, Australia, from 13 to 16 June 2017 and was attended by 97 scientists from 12 countries. The aim of the workshop was to investigate future drilling opportunities in the eastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific Ocean, and the Indian and Pacific sectors of the Southern Ocean. The overlying regional sedimentary strata are underexplored relative to their Northern Hemisphere counterparts, and thus the role of the Southern Hemisphere in past global environmental change is poorly constrained. A total of 23 proposal ideas were discussed, with ∼ 12 of these deemed mature enough for active proposal development or awaiting scheduled site survey cruises. Of the remaining 11 proposals, key regions were identified where fundamental hypotheses are testable by drilling, but either site surveys are required or hypotheses need further development. Refinements are anticipated based upon regional IODP drilling in 2017/2018, analysis of recently collected site survey data, and the development of site survey proposals. We hope and expect that this workshop will lead to a new phase of scientific ocean drilling in the Australasian region in the early 2020s.

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McKay, Robert0000-0002-5602-6985
Müller, Dietmar0000-0002-3334-5764
Gohl, Karsten0000-0002-9558-2116
Gurnis, Michael0000-0003-1704-597X
Henrys, Stuart0000-0002-7164-5274
Inagaki, Fumio0000-0003-2887-6525
Heuer, Verena0000-0002-1856-116X
Dickens, Gerald0000-0003-2869-4860
Ikehara, Minoru0000-0002-2695-4713
Uenzelmann-Neben, Gabriele0000-0002-0115-5923
Wortmann, Ulrich G.0000-0001-7854-9173
Additional Information:© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the IODP and the ICDP. Received: 03 Nov 2017 – Revised: 26 Jan 2018 – Accepted: 01 Feb 2018 – Published: 22 Oct 2018. The organizers gratefully acknowledge generous and critically important funding for participants' travel to the workshop. Funding came from the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC), the US Science Support Program (USSSP), the Magellan-Plus Workshop Program of the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), the Japan Drilling Earth Consortium (J-DESC), the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), IODP-India, and the home institutions of numerous scientists. The University of Sydney assisted us in providing facilities for the workshop. Data availability. No data sets were used in this article. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Edited by: Jan Behrmann. Reviewed by: Antony Morris and one anonymous referee.
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Official Citation:McKay, R., Exon, N., Müller, D., Gohl, K., Gurnis, M., Shevenell, A., Henrys, S., Inagaki, F., Pandey, D., Whiteside, J., van de Flierdt, T., Naish, T., Heuer, V., Morono, Y., Coffin, M., Godard, M., Wallace, L., Kodaira, S., Bijl, P., Collot, J., Dickens, G., Dugan, B., Dunlea, A. G., Hackney, R., Ikehara, M., Jutzeler, M., McNeill, L., Naik, S., Noble, T., Opdyke, B., Pecher, I., Stott, L., Uenzelmann-Neben, G., Vadakkeykath, Y., and Wortmann, U. G.: Developing community-based scientific priorities and new drilling proposals in the southern Indian and southwestern Pacific oceans, Sci. Dril., 24, 61–70,, 2018.
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