Scientific drilling of the seafloor provides scientists with essential materials for studying of environmental changes, deep biosphere, geophysics and geodynamics of the Earth. ECORD scientists take part in the research ocean drilling programme, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and previously the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP 2003-2013). Being a member of IODP provides ECORD scientists to participate in all activities of the IODP programme.

ECORD is also responsible for operating the IODP Mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions in challenging environments, including ice-covered areas and shallow seas.


2015 MagellanPlus Workshops are announced
Apply to sail IODP Expeditions
Deadline: 1st Oct. 2014
Current IODP Expedition
Izu-Bonin-Mariana Forearc
Call for MagellanPlus Workshops is open
Deadline: 1st Feb. 2015
ECORD invites you to host a Lecture
Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014
ECORD will operate IODP Exp 357 Atlantis Massif Seafloor Processes in 2015
Ice-age water found under the Baltic Sea and Kattegat
IODP Expedition 325 published in NatureComms
New evidence of SST change since LGM
IODP Expedition 339 published in Science
Onset of the Mediterranean Outflow into the N Atlantic
ECORD Headlines #3:
ECORD explores new ways of collaboration with IODP partners
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6/08/14