The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is a global 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 sub-seafloor environments.

On behalf of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa has been designated as the nodal agency to deal with various facets of the IODP program in India.