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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

CALL to serve as ESSAC Chair

The European Consortium of Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) is now accepting applications from active leading scientists from ECORD member countries to serve as ESSAC CHAIR from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.
Get the full call here: More information

Jean-Pierre Henriet (1945-2017)

We are very sad to announce that the former Belgian ECORD Council Member, Professor Jean-Pierre Henriet, passed away on 22 April 2017.
Jean-Pierre Henriet was born on 28 June 1945, in Ghent, Belgium where he spent most of his career as a distinguished marine geologist. Jean-Pierre was still Honorary Professor of Ghent University and member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts when he passed away.

Jean-Pierre Henriet was actively involved in the initiation of a European effort to become an active player in scientific ocean drilling. After his move to Ifremer (1990-1995) where he was appointed as Director of the Marine Geosciences Department, and his subsequent return to the Renard Centre of Marine Geology (RCMG) at Ghent University, Jean-Pierre Henriet initiated “CORSAIRES” (Coring Stable and Instable Realms in European Seas), which was the first European concerted action on that matter.

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Expedition 356 published in Science Advances

J. Groeneveld, J. Henderiks, W. Renema, C. M. McHugh, D. De Vleeschouwer, B. A. Christensen, C. S. Fulthorpe, L. Reuning, S. J. Gallagher, K. Bogus, G. Auer, T. Ishiwa and Expedition 356 Scientists publish their first article in Science Advances:
“Australian shelf sediments reveal shifts in Miocene Southern Hemisphere westerlies”

Santorini-Kolumbo MagellanPlus Workshop

The MagellanPlus Workshop “Volcanic, tectonic and hydrothermal processes in an island-arc caldera environment (Santorini-Kolumbo marine volcanic system)” will  assemble a core working group to initiate an IODP proposal for drilling at the Santorini-Kolumbo volcanic system. The workshop will be held on 21-23 November 2017,  in Athens, Greece.
Expressions of interest for participation should be submitted before 20 June 2017 – more information.