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Serve as ESSAC Chair

The European Consortium for 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 2020 to 31 December 2021.
See the full Call and application procedure

ECORD recruits an Outreach Officer

The ECORD Managing Agency (EMA) invites applications for the position of Outreach Officer.
This position is a full time contract for 24 months based at the CEREGE-CNRS, Aix en Provence (France), and will start on 1 January 2019.
Download the job offer for a detailed description and required qualifications.
Electronic applications  (letter of motivation + detailed CV) must be sent to Gilbert Camoin before 7 October 2018.

Rapid recovery of life in the Chicxulub Crater

In a new article published in Nature, Chris Lowery and co-authors show that life recovered in the Chicxulub Crater surprisingly quickly – For this study cores from recovered during  the IODP Expedition 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater were used.
Lowery CM et al (2018) – Rapid recovery of life at ground zero of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, Nature  – doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0163-6.

Response of the Great Barrier Reef over the past 30 Kyr

Jody Webster (University of Sydney, Australia) and co-authors published a synthesis of all the available geomorphic, sedimentological, biological and dating information from fossil reef cores recovered from IODP Expedition 325 Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes:
Webster JM, Braga JC, Humblet M, Potts DC, Iryu Y, Yokoyama Y, Fujita K, Bourillot R, Esat TM, Fallon S, Thompson WG, Thomas AL, Kan H, McGregor HV, Hinestrosa G, Obrochta SP and Lougheed BC (2018) – Response of the Great Barrier Reef to sea-level and environmental changes over the past 30,000 years –
Web page of Expedition 325:
Photo caption: Coralline-algal crusts with gastropods (white), red coral Tubipora musica and microbialites (grey) (credit: ECORD/IODP).

ECORD Bremen Summer School 2018

The ECORD Sum­mer School on “Sub-sea­floor fluid trans­port and gas hy­drate dy­nam­ics” 2018 will take place from 3 to 14 Septem­ber 2018 at the MARUM – Cen­ter for Mar­ine En­vir­on­mental Sci­ences, Bre­men Uni­versity, Ger­many.
The deadline for applications is extended to 25 May 2018
More informationis posted on the web page of the summer school.