Welcome to the ESO web site
ESO is a consortium of European scientific institutions formed to undertake Mission-specific platform (MSP) operations for ECORD on behalf of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. To date, ESO has undertaken four MSP operations, the Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX), the Tahiti Sea-Level Expedition, the New Jersey Shallow Shelf Expedition and the Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes Expedition. For further information please visit the expedition web pages from the links given in the menu to the right. ESO are currently planning the Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment Expedition to be implemented in the spring/summer of 2013 and continue to scope further expeditions.