The International Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP³), inspired by the 2050 Science Framework (, will start on January 1st, 2025 immediately after the conclusion of the current IODP. IODP³ offshore drilling and coring expeditions will be implemented by the IODP³ operators following an expanded Mission-Specific Platform (MSP) concept that will be applied to all drilling environments, as determined by scientific priorities, operational efficiency and better value for money.

MagellanPlus welcomes proposals for workshops aimed at generating MSP drilling proposals, either as stand-alone projects or as part of land-to-sea transects that integrate marine and continental coring. Scientific themes must be aligned with the Strategic Objectives defined in the 2050 Science Framework, i.e.:

– Earth’s Climate System;
– Feedbacks in the Earth System;
– Tipping Points in Earth’s History;
– Global Cycles of Energy and Matter;
– Natural Hazards Impacting Society;
– The Oceanic Life Cycle of Tectonic Plates;
– Habitability and Life on Earth (e.g., deep biosphere).


Workshops may be either focused on specific scientific ideas and targets or be designed to
explore a range of potential ideas related to the Strategic Objectives listed above.
The submission of MSP drilling proposals that consider the possibility of in-kind contributions is encouraged.
MagellanPlus workshops are normally expected to take place in ECORD/ICDP member countries, but exceptions can be made when justified. Workshops that combine virtual and face-to-face sessions, in order to both reduce our carbon footprint and allow for wider participation in workshops, can be considered.


The contribution of the MagellanPlus Workshop Series will not exceed 15,000 € per workshop. Proponents are encouraged to seek co-funding from other sources. Workshops will be held no later than 12 months after approval by the MagellanPlus Science Steering Committee.

Proposals must include:
1) a short summary (max. 500 characters) stating the purpose of the proposed workshop and
its expected impact;
2) a full description (max. 2 pages) of the proposed workshop outlining the goals, rationale,
expected outcome, involvement of early-career researchers, number of participants and
3) a workshop programme;
4) a list of keynote speakers;
5) a flyer of the workshop;
6) a full budget for the workshop;
7) a CV (max. 1 page) plus a list of international, peer-reviewed publications for the last five
years, of main applicant.

Proposals must be submitted by email as a single, combined pdf document to and to

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2024

For further information, please contact MagellanPlus via
ECORD remains committed to a vigorous policy of broad participation and inclusion, and to
providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all programme participants and

Download the call HERE