Drilling and coring of the seafloor provide scientists with essential materials for studying of climate/environmental changes, deep biosphere, geophysics and geodynamics of the Earth. ECORD scientists take part in the scientific 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 also operates the IODP Mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions in challenging environments, including ice-covered areas and shallow seas.

IODP expedition data and samples are public and reports are published in the Scientific Drilling journal.

SwissDrilling Day 2015
on September 9
UK IODP Annual Meeting
on September 25
ECORD Headlines #6
2015-2018 operational plan of MSP expeditions
ECORD School of Rock 2015 in Portugal
is organised by Helder Pereira and IODP-Portugal
IODP at the 8th ICAMG
5-10 October, in Jeju Island, S Korea
Researchers to drill below the Chicxulub Crater off the Yucatan Coast
publ. in The Yucatan Times
ECORD Newsletter #24 - April 2015 is online
James A. Austin will be the next Chair of the IODP Forum
from Oct 1 2015 to Sept 30 2017
ECORD & ICDP present Scientific Drilling at EGU 2015
Check the programme
The ECORD Annual Report 2014 is online
Download a copy
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