SEDIMENT MECHANICS LAB
INTERNATIONAL OCEAN DISCOVERY PROGRAM
"The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research collaboration that explores Earth's history and dynamics using ocean-going research platforms to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor subseafloor environments." (IODP) More information about IODP can be found on their website: https://www.iodp.org.
Involvement with IODP has greatly shaped and influenced Dr. Reece's life. She has contributed and impacted the scientific drilling community for more than a decade and will continue to do so in the future. As a graduate student, she sailed on the JOIDES Resolution in the Gulf of Mexico during IODP Expedition 308 and was a shore-based scientist for IODP Expedition 322 investigating the Nankai Trough, offshore Japan. In recognition of her novel approaches to mix natural marine sediments with silt-size quartz grains, Dr. Reece was awarded the prestigious IODP Schlanger fellowship. Her and her research group still use samples and data for current research projects from these expeditions in addition to more recently acquired samples from IODP Expedition 311 (Cascadia). Dr. Reece has been a co-proponent of several IODP drilling proposals, and also served the marine science community by reviewing drilling proposals as a member of the Science Evaluation Panel. Her IODP-related research was recognized by the US community when she was invited to serve as a prestigious IODP Ocean Discovery Lecturer during 2018-2019. This lecture tour brought Dr. Reece to nine US institutions, ranging from museums and community colleges to R1 universities, to discuss her research and advocate for IODP.
Dr. Reece's current research aligns with objectives in the new 2050 Science Framework: Exploring Earth by Scientific Ocean Drilling.