Sampling the seafloor by drilling and coring provide scientists with essential materials for studying of climate/environmental changes, deep biosphere, geophysics and geodynamics of the Earth.

is part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and previously the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP 2003-2013) and provides ECORD members the opportunity for participating in all activities of the IODP programme.

ECORD also operates the IODP mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions in challenging environments, including ice-covered areas and shallow seas.

Data and samples of IODP expeditons are public and reports are published in the Scientific Drilling Journal.

ECORD is at IGC 2016
Visit us in booth EE10
Exp 364 Chicxullub K-Pg Impact Crater
Offshore operations completed. Onshore Science Party to start on September 21.
Apply to sail Exp 373
Deadline: August 31
IODP-Itallia has a new website
Caldera Drilling - Campi Flegrei MagellanPlus workshop - 25-28 February 2017
Deadline: December 31
Watch Seafloor Drill RD2 (BGS) in action
Exp 365 "Exploring the Fault Trace" continues with 'LTBMS Special'
Now released on YouTube
Radio interview (WPR) from Exp 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater
ECORD Newsletter #26 (April 2016) is online
Exp 364 media release: Uncovering the meteor's effect on the Earth and life
Mérida (Mexico) - April 13
Co-chief Joanna Morgan talks about what killed dinosaurs (on NPR here&Now)
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