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Video report of IODP Wilkes Land Expedition

Henk Brinkhuis, a staff member of Utrecht University and affiliated with the Darwin Center, joined the international research ship JOIDES Resolution sailing from New Zealand to the seas off the coast of Antarctica. He and Carlota Escutia (University of Granada, Spain) are co-chief scientists on this IODP expedition.


Exploring the history of Antarctica

The objective of this expedition is to learn more about the history of the southern ice cap by drilling the ocean floor. This ice cap formed fairly suddenly some 33 million years ago.



Co-chief scientist

Professor Henk Brinkhuis is one of two co-chief scientists leading an international team of scientists aboard the expedition ship. This research is part of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).


Follow the expedition:

Wilkes Land Expedition on Youtube

Henk Brinkhuis’ weblog (in Dutch)

Henk Brinkhuis on Twitter