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 (2003-2013) and the new phase of ocean research drilling, the International Ocean Discovery Program launched on October 1 2013. To date, ESO has completed 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.
The offshore phase of the Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment Expedition started on 12th September 2013 and ended on 1st November when the science party disembarked in Kiel, Germany. Reports from the offshore team are available on the expedition webpage. The next stage of the expedition will be the Onshore Science Party which will take place at the IODP Bremen Core Repository starting in late January 2014.