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ICDP job offer

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences hosts at the Centre for Scientific Drilling the Operational Support Group of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP).
ICDP is funding a staff scientist to support and supervise scientific data acquisition in ICDP projects in the field, in labs and in core repositories. This staff scientist will enhance the co-operation between project scientists and ICDP through implementing continuous communication, protocols and standards, and the publication of project reports and scientific data sets.
Application deadline: 15 August 2017
Starting date: 1 October 2017
For more information, please have a look to the following document.

Expedition 373 update

In late 2016, the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) explored possibilities to reschedule Expedition 373 Antarctic Cenozoic Paleoclimate for winter 2019-2020, and aimed to issue a new Call for Scientists in late 2017 or early 2018. This is now not the case, as the latest ECORD budget forecasts for 2018 and 2019 suggest that implementing an Arctic (Expedition 377) and Antarctic expedition in consecutive years is not possible.
Consequently, the earliest that Expedition 373 can now take place is winter 2020-2021, and ESO are renewing scoping efforts to assess all available platforms and seabed drilling technologies (academic and commercial systems) for this expedition.
For more information, read a Letter to the community
Expedition 373 web page

A new ECORD video

How are IODP cores taken? How do scientists gain data from these rocks and sediments? And what happens to the cores after an expedition? This documentary shows the exciting journey of hard rock cores recovered during Expedition 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater: the drilling process, core description, the sampling and finally the archiving in the IODP core repository.
Watch the video on the ECORDESO Youtube channel:

New IODP Expeditions

Six new IODP expeditions using the JOIDES Resolution (JR) are scheduled from March 2019 through May 2020. As approved by the JR Facility Board (JRFB) on 17 May 2017, ” the JOIDES Resolution will follow a path from the Gulf of Mexico in FY2020 to the South Atlantic, starting to drill in that region. The JRFB expects that the JR will start to operate in the general area of thr Equatorial and North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Carribean, and the Arctic in FY2021 and through FY2022. Furthermore the JRFB expects that the JR will complete its global circumnavigation in the Indo-Pacific region in FY2023.”

JOIDES Resolution ship track – see also the IODP expeditions schedule

Information ArcOP webinar

Co-chief Scientists and the ECORD Science Operator provided detailed information about Expedition 377 Arctic Ocean Paleoceanography (ArcOP) –
If you missed the webinar on Monday 22 May, a recording is available on