More than 9,000 scientists from all over the world attended the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009 in Vienna, Austria, from 19 to 24 April 2009. For the fifth consecutive year, ECORD presented IODP at the EGU in the Austria Vienna Centre and organised the following events with a strong support of IODP partners (IODP-MI, CDEX/JAMSTEC, J-DESC, IODP-USIO) and ICDP.

:: IODP/ECORD Booth #54-55, Monday 20 to Friday 24 April

:: IODP-ICDP Townhall meeting, Thursday 23 April, Room 1
Convenors: Catherine Mével (ECORD) and Ulrich Harms (ICDP)
A brief update on IODP and ICDP plans was presented and the Townhall meeting was also the opportunity for all scientists to express their needs and to discuss future directions in scientific drilling.

:: Pre-INVEST Workshop: 'Beyond 2013 - the Future of European Scientific Drilling Research', held at Geocenter, University of Vienna, 24-25 April, 2009
Convenors: Gilbert Camoin, Rüdiger Stein and Michael Wagreich

Report of Workshop 'Beyond 2013...'NEW! Download the report of the Workshop 'Beyond 2013 - the Future of European Scientific Drilling Research'

In preparation of the IODP New Ventures in Exploring Scientific Targets (INVEST) Conference, ECORD organised a Pre-INVEST Workshop to discuss the future directions of scientific ocean drilling and to outline ECORD's vision of the scientific drilling beyond 2013. This 2-day workshop includes break-out group and discussions open to all scientists with an interest in scientific drilling.

:: Scientific Sessions:

  • Interdivision Session SSP/CL/GMPV/TS (oral and poster presentations) co-sponsored by IAS, Thursday 23 April
    Convenors: G. Camoin and R. Stein
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  • Climate: Past, Present and Future - CL33: New findings and achievement in ocean and continental drilling (IODP-ICDP) (oral and poster presentations), Thursday 23 April
    Convenors: U. Roehl, H. Brinkhuis, D. Hodell and B. Ildefonse
    The principal goals of the joint IODP-ICDP session are to summarise and review major scientific achievements in ocean and continental drilling with special emphasis on the European contributions to IODP and ICDP. The session will include presentations and discussions of results and new perspectives on scheduled drilling projects using a multi-platform approach.
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:: Press Conferences:
Two press conferences have been held at the EGU Press centre and can be viewed as webcasts at EGU 2009 Webstreams:
  • 'The Future of IODP' - Catherine Mével and Rüdiger Stein
  • 'Full Speed Ahead - IODP Expeditions 2009' - Gilbert Camoin and Henk Brinkhuis

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