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Apply for PAIS-IODP Antarctic School (9-14 June 2019)

Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS)-International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) funded training opportunity
Dates: 10–14 June 2019
Location: IODP Gulf Coast Repository, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Deadline to apply: 27 February 2019
School Objectives
IODP has embarked on a campaign to investigate Antarctica, its ice sheets, and the Southern Ocean by coring and logging shelf and deep water marine sediments. The first expedition, Ross Sea drilling with the JOIDES Resolution (Expedition 374), was completed in March 2018, and Amundsen Sea (Exp. 379) and Iceberg Alley (Exp. 382) will sail in early 2019. The primary scientific motivation for the new drilling expeditions is to investigate the stability of the Antarctic ice sheets under past warm environments to provide analog scenarios for ice retreat and consequent sea level rise under future climate warming. Ice and environment interpretations of Antarctic sediment cores are also crucial to improve climate and ice sheet models. To help address this, we are hosting a one week Antarctic School to provide an introduction to Antarctic paleoclimate research using sediment/rock cores.
If you have questions about the 2019 PAIS/IODP Antarctic School, please contact the school organizers:
Denise Kulhanek (
Trevor Williams (

Apply to serve on the IODP Science Evaluation Panel (SEP)

ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) is now accepting applications from active leading scientists in the field of marine geology and geophysics from ECORD member countries to fill four places on the Science Subgroup and three places on the Site Characterization Subgroup of SEP.
full call Science Subgroup
full call Site Characterization Subgroup 

Serve as ESSAC Chair (2020-2021)

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

Framing a successor programme to IODP

ECORD organises the workshop PROCEED –  EXPANDING FRONTIERS OF SCIENTIFIC OCEAN DRILLING – aiming at initiating concepts and defining new goals for a future international 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.
The workshop will be held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Austria), on 6 -7 April 2019, before the 2019 EGU.
Registration by email to before 17 February 2019.

Season’s Greetings 2019

We thank you for your support and active collaboration in 2018 and we are awaiting your applications to sail, your ideas for ECORD Research Grants and MagellanPlus Workshops, your participation in PROCEED,  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 scientific ocean drilling a great success since the last fifty years!