The ECORD Council is the funding entity, which coordinates a common ECORD approach to IODP policy with membership from 15 members – 14 from European countries (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and Canada. Membership of ECORD Council is defined in terms of signatories to the ECORD Memorandum 2013.
The ECORD Council is the assembly of all ECORD member countries represented with one Delegate (table below). The Chair and Vice-chair positions are held for a period of one year. The Council core group consists of the Chair, the Vice-chair and three additional Council Delegates, and is part of the ECORD Executive Bureau. The three major ECORD contributors (France, Germany and the United Kingdom) automatically belong to the Council core group.
The ECORD Council meets twice a year in spring and jointly with ESSAC in October/November (>> reports). EMA, ESO and ESSAC are represented by their respective Director and Chairs at each Council meeting.
ECORD Council Tasks and Interactions
- Implementing ECORD as an integrative part of IODP;
- Structuring of ECORD – definition of the tasks and responsibilities of its entities;
- Approving the nominations of ECORD members on IODP Advisory Panels, of the Chairs of ESSAC, EFB and ECORD ILP;
- Selecting and oversighting of EMA and ESO;
- Securing sufficient funding for IODP and MSPs;
- Deciding to conduct independant reviews of ECORD.
The ECORD Council is represented by the ECORD Council Chair and the EMA Director at the IODP Forum.
ECORD Council Delegates & Alternates
Delegate / Alternate
|Canada||NSERC||Dominique Weis / Kathryn Gillis|
|Denmark||FNU||Lars Christensen / Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz|
|France (Core group)||INSU-CNRS||Eric Humler / Mireille Perrin|
|Germany (Core group)||DFG||Guido Lueniger / Ismene Seeberg-Elverfeldt|
|Ireland||GSI||Koen Verbruggen / Xavier Monteys|
|Italy (Core group)||CNR||Marco Sacchi / Laura De Santis|
|Netherlands||NWO||Bernard Westerop / Marc de Jonge|
|Portugal||FCT||Luis Menezes Pinheiro / Sofia Soares Cordeiro|
|Spain||MINECO||José Ramon Sanchez Quintana|
|United Kingdom (Chair)||NERC||Michael Webb / Jessica Surma|