Media Advisory: Opportunity to Visit Research Drilling Vessel

Article ID: 551614

Released: 24-Apr-2009 11:10 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

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    Credit: IODP/ECORD

    The L/B Kayd has safely arrived in Atlantic City and is docked at the Coast Guard quay. (upper left quadrant) Its three tall "legs" will support the raised drill rig once the platform hits its drilling target off the New Jersey coast.

**Event open only to credentialed reporters**

Newswise — Step aboard a scientific research vessel in Atlantic City, NJ, on April 29. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) partners with the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) and the International Continental Scientific Ocean Drilling Program (ICDP) to present the drilling platform and science plan for the New Jersey Shallow Shelf Expedition, a climate-change research investigation that will drill and core the continental margin off the New Jersey coastline.

News venue: Trump Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, adjacent to the Coast Guard Quay, where the L/B Kayd will dock briefly before the expedition launch. Science briefing at 1 p.m., platform tour at 1:30 p.m. Interested journalists should contact nlight@iodp.org, 202-465-7511, for more information. Onsite security measures will prevail.

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