Deep Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust, Inc. (DOSECC), held its annual board and corporation meetings March 2–3 in Chandler, Ariz. DOSECC is the university consortium, supported by the National Science Foundation, that plans, coordinates and implements U.S. continental scientific drilling.

Actions taken at the meetings will enable DOSECC to continue to provide scientific and engineering support for NSF-approved drilling projects and to participate in coordinated continental scientific drilling program (CSDP) activities of NSF, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Department of Energy. To facilitate development of a truly national CSDP, DOSECC member representatives unanimously agreed to broaden the consortium membership to include nonuniversity entities of the Earth sciences community from private industry, state geological surveys, and government and national laboratories. Interested parties can obtain information on Affiliate Membership from DOSECC's Washington office (1755 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-2102, tel. 202-234-2100).