The ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) offers a unique opportunity for teachers and outreach specialists of ECORD countries to sail on IODP expeditions onboard the JOIDES Resolution and mission-specific platforms.

From left to right: Helder Pereira (Portugal), Susan Gebbels, Markus Fingerle (Germany), Jean-Luc Bérenguer (France) and Norihito Kawamura (Japan)

When a call for sailing as an Education/Outreach Officer is open, information is posted on Apply to sail. Interested candidates must follow the instructions detailed in the application and send their application to the ESSAC Office – and to their IODP national office or ESSAC delegate.

Important: ECORD Education/Outreach Officers do not receive a stipend while at sea. However, ECORD or the ECORD national offices (if applicable) can provide support for travel expenses.

Further information about Outreach Officers onboard the JOIDES Resolution.

 ECORD Education/Outreach Officers 2004-2017


Agnès Pointu Teacher (France) – Expedition 374 Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet Historyblog post

Martin Böttcher Teacher (Germany) – Expedition 381 Corinth Active Rift Development  (Onshore Science Party)


Vivien Cumming Outreach specialist (UK) – Expedition 369 Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics – posts on ship’s log

Alessia Cicconi Teacher (Italy) – Expedition 367 South China Rifted Margin A – report – posts on ship’s log

Martin BöttcherTeacher (Germany) –  Expedition 366 Mariana Convergent Margin & South Chamorro Seamountreport – posts on ship’s log


Agnès Pointu Teacher (France) – Expedition 362 Sumatra Seismogenic Zonereportblog posts (in French) – posts on ship’s log

Kevin Kurtz Outreach specialist (USA) and Barbara Matyssek Teacher (Germany) – Expedition 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Craterreport – posts on expedition blog


Marion Burgio Teacher (France) and Lucas Kavanagh Outreach specialist (Canada) – Expedition 360 SW Indian Ridge Lower Crust and Moho – report – posts on ship’s log

Michèle Darrieu Teacher (France/Belgium) – Expedition 359 Maldives Monsoon and Sea Level – report – posts on ship’s log

Diane HananoOutreach specialist (Canada) – Expedition 354 Bengal Fanreportblog posts


Markus FingerleTeacher (Germany) – Expedition 353 Indian Monsoon Rainfall – report – posts on ship’s log

Lesley AllenTeacher (UK) – Expedition 350 Izu Bonin Rear Arc – posts on ship’s log


Jean-Luc BerenguerTeacher (France) and Susan Gebbels  Teacher (UK) – Expedition 345 Hess Deep Plutonic Crustreport – posts on ship’s log


Helder PereiraTeacher (Portugal) – Expedition 339 Mediterranean Outflowreport – posts on ship’s log


Jean Marie Gautier and Brigitte ThiebergeTeachers (France) – Expedition 327 Juan de Fuca Ridge Flank Hydrogeology – posts on ship’s log


Erik ZetterbergTeacher (Sweden) and Kathy CouchonTeacher (USA) – Expedition 302 Arctic Coring (ACEX) – report

Hannes von der FechtPhotographer (Germany) – Expedition 302 Arctic Coring (ACEX) – see pictures on his website and on the ECORD photo gallery.