Drilling and coring of the seafloor provide scientists with essential materials for studying of climate/environmental changes, deep biosphere, geophysics and geodynamics of the Earth. ECORD is part of the scientific 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 also operates the IODP Mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions in challenging environments, including ice-covered areas and shallow seas.

IODP expedition data and samples are public and reports are published in the Scientific Drilling journal.


Media release - Feb 1
Expedition 357 recovers mantle rocks with signs of life
Current IODP Expediton
Southern African Climates (SAFARI)
MagellanPlus Workshops
Call for proposals is open until February 1
ECORD Summer Schools 2016
Check all opportunities and deadlines to apply
IODP Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 1
ECORD's Headlines #8
New faces on ECORD panels
Current IODP Expediton
Exp 357 Atlantis Massif Serpentinization & Life: Onshore Science Party
Scientific Drilling Journal vol 20 - December 2015
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Season's greetings from ECORD
Fumio Inagaki receives the first Taira Prize at AGU 2015
IODP-ICDP Town Hall meeting during AGU 2015
December 15 at 6:30 pm
ECORD Newsletter #25 (Nov 2015) is released
ECORD Headlines

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