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 research ocean drilling programmes, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program from October 2003, and, since October 1, 2013, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).

As part of IODP, ECORD is also responsible for operating the mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions in challenging environments like ice-covered areas as well as in shallow seas.

Being a member of IODP provides ECORD scientists to participate in all activities of the programme.
Check the programme!
The ECORD Annual Report 2013 is released
Download a copy
Sub-surface Biosphere and Paleoclimate MagellanPlus Workshop
is announced
The ECORD-JAMSTEC Memorandum of Understanding signed
on February 17, 2014
Current IODP Exp. 349
South China Sea Tectonics
Deciphering a complex history - First results of the IODP Baltic Sea Expedition
Media release
Exp. 347 Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment
is completed
Scientific Drilling, volume 16, is online
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Last update: 11/03/14