Scientific drilling of the seafloor provides scientists with essential materials for studying of environmental changes, deep biosphere, geophysics and geodynamics of the Earth. ECORD scientists take part in the research ocean drilling programme, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and previously the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP 2003-2013). Being a member of IODP provides ECORD scientists to participate in all activities of the IODP programme.

ECORD is also responsible for operating the IODP Mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions in challenging environments, including ice-covered areas and shallow seas.


ECORD Newsletter #23, Nov 2014, is online
Pre-AGU workshop on Hard Rock drilling by Chikyu
14 Dec. 2014
Apply now for Exp. 357
Atlantis Massif Seafloor Processes
Deadline: 9 Jan. 2015
ESSAC: Call for a Chair (2016-2018)
Deadline: 9 Jan. 2015
ECORD at AGU 2014
ECORD Facility Board: Call for scientists
Deadline: 5 Dec. 2014
Upcoming IODP Expedition
Indian Monsoon Rainfall
ECORD Headlines #4
The ECORD-NSF MoU is signed
The Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize is announced
2015 MagellanPlus Workshops are announced
Call for MagellanPlus Workshops is open
Deadline: 1st Feb. 2015
ECORD invites you to host a Lecture
Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014
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