ECORD shares interests and closely collaborates with various international science programmes in order to meet future challenges:
- International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) to better link continental and ocean drilling in order to improve the understanding of land-sea interactions and the complex processes acting on our planet;
- European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory (EMSO) for a real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes from the seafloor to the sea surface;
- Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) to unravel the past glacial history from Antarctic sediments;
- International Marine Process Reconstruction Study (IMPRESS) to understand the role of marine processes in the Earth’s climate system.