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.


Joint ECORD Council - ESSAC meeting #2
7-10 October, Zurich, Switzerland
Upcoming IODP Expedition
Indian Monsoon Rainfall
ECORD Bremen Summer School 2014 focuses on the sub-seafloor biosphere
Carlota Escutia's keynote lecture at ISC 2014 is online
ECORD Headlines #4
The ECORD-NSF MoU is signed
Exp 357 Atlantis Massif Seafloor Processes is announced online
The Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize is announced
2015 MagellanPlus Workshops are announced
Call for MagellanPlus Workshops is open
Deadline: 1st Feb. 2015
ECORD invites you to host a Lecture
Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014
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23/09/14