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Scientific Results


ODP contributed greatly to the scientific understanding of Earth history, climate change, plate tectonics, natural resources, natural hazards, the development of life, and the extraordinary ecosystem it helped discover deep below the seafloor.

The Scientific Results section of this website describes the following:

For information on the successor to ODP, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), please see the following web sites:



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