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About CDEX

The Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX) is a promotion agency responsible for the operation of the D/V Chikyu, the Japanese scientific drilling vessel of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). CDEX provides safe and efficient operation of the Chikyu under the IODP framework.

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program), begun in 2003 was completed in September 2013, and from October of that year became the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). This is an international project of marine science drilling aimed at elucidating global environmental change, the internal structure of the earth, and the biosphere within the crust led by Europe, Japan, and the United States.

CDEX comprehensively manages all phases of operation, drilling, science services, and technological development for Chikyu to achieve the scientific objectives of IODP.

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