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ODP was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and 22 international partners and was directed by the international Earth science community (JOIDES). Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. (JOI), now Consortium for Ocean Leadership Inc., served as the Program Manager. Texas A&M University, College of Geosciences was the Science Operator and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University provided Logging Services and administered the Site Survey Data Bank.
The Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) was the first of three international scientific ocean drilling programs that have operated over more than 40 years. It was on June 24, 1966, that the Prime Contract between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Regents, University of California was signed. This contract began Phase I of the DSDP, which was based out of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Global Marine, Inc. conducted the drilling operations.