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.

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

Chikyu completes IODP Expedition 365
Exp 365 "Exploring the Fault Trace"
video - Part 2 is released
ECORD Newsletter #26 (April 2016) is online
Upcoming IODP Exp 370
T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto
10 Sept-10 Nov 2016
ECORD @ EGU 2016
Check the programme
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)
ECORD Summer Schools 2016
Check all opportunities
J. Morgan and D. Smith talk about Exp. 364 (on the BBC)
Current IODP Expedition
Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater
ECORD Annual Report 2015 is published
Subduction Zone Observatory Workshop
Application is open until June 1, 2016
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