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50 years of International Ocean Drilling

Here you can watch all six presentations given during the  EGU 2018 Union Session (US4)  “Fifty Years of International Ocean Drilling” on Wednesday 11 April 2018.

The Odyssey of Ocean Research Drilling: Past and Future Directions by Judith A. McKenzie (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Delving deep into the seafloor: how ocean drilling has revolutionized our understanding of Cenozoic paleoceanography and climate  by Ursula Röhl (MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany)
Recent past and future progress in tectonics and dynamic Earth processes (Earth Connections and Earth in Motion) resulting from scientific ocean drilling as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program, IODP  by Lisa McNeill (University of Southampton, UK)
Ocean Drilling in the fields of Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology by Carlota Escutia (IACT Granada, Spain)
Slipping and Sliding: Capturing the Earth in Motion by Scientific Ocean Drilling by Michael Strasser (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Exploring the limits of deep subseafloor geosphere-biosphere interactions through scientific ocean drilling by Fumio Inagaki (JAMSTEC, Japan)


You are cordially invited to join and meet us at
ECORD/IODP-ICDP exhibition booth #54-55 in the Entrance Hall, from Monday 9 to Friday 13 April: this is the place to pick up the latest informations from both programmes and to meet IODP and ICDP scientists and representatives.
ICDP-IODP Townhall Meeting on Scientific Drilling – Wednesday 11 April, Room K2, 19:00-20:00: ICDP and IODP will be provided and followed by the opportunity to get together over refreshments.
and to attend ECORD/IODP sessions
Fifty Years of International Ocean Drilling – US4 – Wednesday 11 April – Room E1, 8:30-12:00

Achievements and perspectives in scientific ocean and continental drilling – SSP1.2 –  Thursday 12 April, Room 0.31, 8:30-10:00 and Poster attendance, Hall X1, 17:30-19:00
ECORD IODP Outreach: Past, Present and Future – EOS18 – Thursday 12 April  – Poster attendance, Hall X1, 13:30-15:00
We are looking forward to meeting you in Vienna!

ECORD Annual Report 2017

Check all ECORD / IODP science, operations, education and outreach activities, and funding from 1 January to 31 December 2017
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Apply as Science Member to the ECORD Facility Board

The European Consortium of Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is now accepting applications from active, leading international scientists to serve as Science Board Members on the ECORD Facility Board, the key forum for planning IODP mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions, operated by ECORD.
Within IODP, each platform provider uses a Facility Board to make and inform decisions on the effective use of its drilling facility in fulfilling the objectives of the IODP Science Plan.
Deadline to apply is 7 May 2018
Get the full call here

Special calls for MagellanPlus workshops

The ECORD/ICDP MagellanPlus Workshop Series Programme offer financial support to organise 2 workshops:
1) a 2- or 3- day workshop directed at demystifying the IODP Proposal process for early-career scientists.
download the call
2) a 2- or 3- day preparatory workshop directed at initiating concepts for a future scientific ocean drilling programme to be developed beyond 2023. Special emphasis will be on new science frontiers and technological developments in a Multiple Drilling Platform approach.
download the call
Submission deadline: 1 April 2018
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