Sampling the seafloor by drilling and coring provide scientists with essential materials for studying of climate/environmental changes, deep biosphere, geophysics and geodynamics of the Earth.

is part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and previously the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP 2003-2013) and provides ECORD members the opportunity for participating 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.

Data and samples of IODP expeditons are public and reports are published in the Scientific Drilling Journal.

Caldera Drilling - Campi Flegrei MagellanPlus workshop - 25-28 February 2017
Deadline: Dec 31, 2016
Watch Seafloor Drill RD2 (BGS) in action
Apply to sail Exp 369, 371 and 374 onboard the JR
Deadline: August 15
Exp 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater
Offshore operations completed on May 31. Onshore Science Party will start on September 21.
Exp 365 "Exploring the Fault Trace" continues with 'LTBMS Special'
Now released on YouTube
Radio interview (WPR) from Exp 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater
ECORD Newsletter #26 (April 2016) is online
Exp 364 media release: Uncovering the meteor's effect on the Earth and life
Mérida (Mexico) - April 13
Co-chief Joanna Morgan talks about what killed dinosaurs (on NPR here&Now)
ECORD Annual Report 2015 is published
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