How ICDP runs

Organizational Structure

The organizational structure of ICDP is “lean and mean”. It is simple and transparent, and is flexible in dealing with the logistical needs of individual projects yet uncompromising as regards scientific excellence; and it is inexpensive to administer.


ICDP-AOG Members

The Assembly of Governors (AOG) provides governance, financial and scientific overview, makes major policy decisions and reviews the acceptance of new members for the whole ICDP program.

Chair: Bernard Westerop

He did his Master in geology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Following almost two decades in science publishing he joined the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in 2010, where he is currently Senior Policy Officer in the Earth Sciences Team. Bernard has previously served several years in the Assembly of Governors (AOG) of the ICDP.

Co-Chair: Øystein Nordgulen

He did his Master and PhD in geology at the University in Bergen, Norway. He has been working at the Geological Survey of Norway since 1990, where he is currently Director of the Geological Mapping Division. Øystein Nordgulen has previously served several years in the Science Advisory Group (SAG) as well as the Executive Committee of the ICDP.


Panel Members (by Country)

The AOG is composed of one representative from each member country. Decisions of the AOG are made through consensus guided by the Chair. The AOG selects its own Chair for a three year term and holds annual meetings convened by the Chair who has the authority to call special meetings should the need arise. The Chair is rotated amongst member countries contributing above a certain theshold of annual membership fees.