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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Federal Republic of Germany)

European Science Foundation Consortium for Ocean Drilling (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland)

Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers–Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INSU- CNRS; France)

Marine High-Technology Bureau of the State Science and Technology Commission of the People's Republic of China

National Science Foundation (United States)

Natural Environment Research Council (United Kingdom)

Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo (Japan)


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