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.


Ice-age water found under the Baltic Sea and Kattegat
IODP Expedition 325 published in NatureComms
New evidence of SST change since LGM
IODP Expedition 339 published in Science
Onset of the Mediterranean Outflow into the N Atlantic
ECORD Teachers can apply to sail an IODP Expedition as Education Officer
Deadline: 13 July 2014
ECORD Headlines #3:
ECORD explores new ways of collaboration with IODP partners
Current IODP Exp. 351
Izu-Boni-Mariana Arc Origins
N Atlantic Drilling for Climate Dynamics - MagellanPlus Worlshop
is announced
Sub-surface Biosphere and Paleoclimate - MagellanPlus Workshop
is announced
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4/07/14