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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.
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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.
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Submission deadline: 1 April 2018
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Short films of Expedition 381

New and eye-catching videos of Expedition 381 Corinth Active Rift Development are posted on our Youtube channel
Thanks to the ESO Outreach and Expedition team for introducing IODP scientists at work and life on board the drillship Fugro Synergy.

ECORD Research Grants 2018

The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is sponsoring merit-based awards for outstanding young scientists to conduct innovative research related to the International Ocean Discovery Program. The research may be directed toward the objectives of upcoming or past DSDP/ODP/IODP expeditions, using core materials and/or data. The ECORD Research Grants will cover travel and lab expenses or other approved costs related to the study. Studies should be conducted in a laboratory/institution other than the applicant’s home institution, involving mobility and promoting new collaborations and/or the acquisition of new scientific expertise. Grant budgets must not exceed 3000 €. Applicants should be enrolled in either a PhD or “early-career”, post-doctoral research programme at any institution from an ECORD country.
DEADLINE to apply: 30 January 2018
The full call and the application documents can be downloaded here!

ECORD Training Course 2018

Visual core description in MARUM labs (photo V. Diekamp © MARUM)
ECORD Training Course – The Virtual Drillship Experience – 23-27 April 1018, Bremen, Germany.
Taking advantage of the unique and integrated facilities offered by the IODP Bremen Core Repository (BCR) and the MARUM Laboratories the ECORD Training Course will introduce the participants to life as a shipboard scientist, introducing shipboard scientific methods and work flow during a simulated drilling cruise. The focus will be on the practical aspects applied on the drilling vessels of the IODP programme: the JOIDES Resolution, the Chikyu and Mission-Specific Platforms (MSP; offshore or Onshore ScienceParty in Bremen).
As host to one of the three IODP core repositories, the MARUM in Bremen is an important hub for marine geoscientists. Taking advantage of this setting, the ECORD Training Course provides a “Virtual Drillship Experience” for scientists from academia and industry. This one‐week course offers a basic training focusing on the IODP core flow procedures, preparing the participants for participating in an offshore drillship expedition, and instilling them with an appreciation for high standards in all kinds of coring projects.
Participants will be early-career and established scientists from academia and industry from all over the world who have an interest in scientific drilling and development of professonial skills in core analysis.
To apply, please, visit the ECORD Training Course web page. A total of 30 participants can be accepted. Course fees range from €50 to €500. Travel, accommodation and meals must be covered by the participants.
Deadline to apply: 15 January 2018

Happy New Year!

We are awaiting your applications to sail, your ideas for ECORD Research Grants, your participation in ECORD Summer Schools, your commitment to our various boards and panels, your invitations to ECORD Distinguished Lecturers, your exciting results from past and present expeditions and much more, which makes ocean drilling a great success since the last fifty years!