Becoming a SPODDS affiliate gets you and your company first access to our research results through this website (password protected for affiliates only). You also will be invited to participate in our annual affiliates meeting. This is a field meeting held in a different location every year to review and learn about deep-water deposits. The meeting also includes presentations by our students to review their research. We also hold special field trips to our students research areas. For example, in 2010 we took a group of affiliates to New Zealand to review the outcrops our students are working there.
The annual membership fee for SPODDS is set at $20,000 for the year 2010.