The ECORD Council is the funding entity, which coordinates a common ECORD approach to IODP policy with membership from 16 members14 from European countries (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The United Kingdom), Canada and Israel. Membership of ECORD Council is defined in terms of signatories to the ECORD Memorandum 2013.

ECORD Membership


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


Country

Funding Agency

Delegate / Alternate

AustriaÖAWBernhard Plunger
CanadaNSERCAnne De Vernal / Kathryn Gillis
DenmarkFNUStine Vad Bovtrup / Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
FinlandAFTeppo Huhtio
France (Core group)INSU-CNRSEric Humler / Mireille Perrin
Germany (Core group)DFGGuido Lueniger
IrelandGSIKoen Verbruggen / Xavier Monteys
IsraelMERCIZvi Ben Avraham / Eliana Dan
ItalyCNRMarco Sacchi / Laura De Santis
NetherlandsNWOBernard Westerop / Marc de Jonge
NorwayNFRHeidi Roggen
PortugalFCTLuis Menezes Pinheiro / Rita Silva Carvalho
SpainMINECOJosé Ramon Sanchez Quintana
Sweden (Chair)VRMagnus Friberg
SwitzerlandSNFMartina Kern-Luetschg
United Kingdom (Vice-chair)NERCMichael Webb / Jessica Surma