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November 19th, 2011
Scientists Meet in Oamaru to Discuss Results from Canterbury Ocean Drilling

About 40 scientists from nine countries are meeting in Oamaru this week to review results from a scientific ocean drilling expedition that took place off the coast of South Canterbury in early 2010. Using the seafloor drilling ship, JOIDES Resolution operated by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), the scientists drilled four sites on the continental shelf off Canterbury and recovered sediment cores going back as far as 35 million years. The cores have been analysed in detail over the past 22 months and now scientists involved in the expedition are gathering to discuss their findings. The main aim is to learn more about the relationship between climate change and global sea level over the past 35 million years. Read More