ECORD Summer School:
Downhole Logging for IODP Science, 27 July to 2 August 2024

Application deadline: 28 March 2024 11.59pm BST

The Summer School introduces the interpretation and applications of downhole logs and physical property data primarily from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The course explores the relevance and unique insights of these data for a range of fields, including paleoclimatology, sedimentology, hydrogeology, and broader geological and ecological processes such as sediment provenance and water column productivity.

The Summer School is open to applicants from all career stages and geoscience backgrounds. However, the course is tailored for individuals who:

  • are early in their career and/or would like to introduce and make use of more physical properties data in their research and/or;
  • would like to get more involved in IODP in some capacity, either through accessing and using data or sailing on an IODP research expedition.

Introductory sessions on petrophysics, the study of the physical (and chemical) properties of rocks and their interactions with fluids, are at the heart of the Summer School. These core principles are then used for insight into broader marine geoscience questions and environments through practical exercises and presentations that provide experience of interpreting downhole logging data and integrating them with other datasets based on real world science applications.

Participants will gain insight into:

  • Offshore logging planning and operations
  • Core physical properties and measurement techniques
  • Data processing and data quality assessment
  • Scientific log interpretation
  • Applications of downhole logging and petrophysics

The 2024 ECORD Summer School: Downhole Logging for IODP Science will take place in person 27 July to 2 August 2024 at the University of Leicester. 

The participation fee is £195.


Application deadline

  • 28 March 2024 11.59pm BST

Email your application to The application must include:

  • completed application form
  • letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages including letterhead) highlighting:
    • your current project and
    • how you plan to use downhole-logging and physical properties data in your future research, and
    • how your interests and expertise connect to IODP
  • 1-page resume
  • letter of support from your supervisor (if you are an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student).