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 results are published in the Scientific Drilling journal.

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Current IODP exedition
Arabian Sea Monsoon Exp 355
Call for applications to IODP Exp 364 Chicxulub Impact Crater
Deadline: 8 May 2015
The ECORD Annual Report 2014 is online
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First ECORD Traing Course
took place at the Bremen Core Repository
Call for IODP Exp 362 Sumatra Seismogenic Zone
Deadline: 8 April
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ECORD defines in-kind contributions for MSP expeditions
Last issue of Scientific Drilling Journal is released
December 2014 - vol 18
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