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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to serve on the ECORD Facility Board (EFB)

The European Consortium of Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is now accepting applications from active, leading international scientists to serve as Science Board Members on the ECORD Facility Board, the key forum for planning IODP mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions, operated by ECORD.
Within IODP, each platform provider uses a Facility Board to make and inform decisions on the effective use of its drilling facility in fulfilling the objectives of the IODP Science Plan.
The primary tasks of the ECORD Facility Board are to:

recommend MSP expedition schedules, based on ready-to-drill, high-priority science proposals, optimal geographic distribution and costs
assess the Annual ECORD Plan, including operations schedule, data management, publications, core curation, and scientific technical development
advise on long-term planning of MSP expeditions
participate in ECORD reviews of completed MSP expeditions
liaise with all major entities of IODP

The ECORD Facility Board consists of a Science Board (six international scientists: 3 ECORD, 1 US, 1 Japan, 1 associated IODP member country) and the Executive Bureau (ECORD Executive Council Members, the ECORD Management Agency Director and the Chairs of ESO, ESSAC and ECORD-ILP), together with representatives of IODP entities and funding agencies (see http://www.ecord.org/ecord-fb.html).
Here we are seeking two new Science Board members, specifically one from Japan and one from an associated IODP member country (Australia, China, India, New Zealand, South Korea).
The ECORD Facility Board meets once a year. The new members are expected to serve for two years, starting 1 January 2023. Travel costs for related activities are fully covered by the relevant IODP national funding organizations.
Application Process: Interested scientists should send the following documents as PDFs to the ESSAC Office: (1) a letter of interest, including your area of expertise, research interests and previous involvement in DSDP/ODP/IODP (if applicable), (2) a CV and (3) a list of publications. To avoid conflicts of interest, applicants should not be proponents on active MSP proposals that are in the review stage or have yet to be recommended for scheduling.
Please e-mail applications to essac@ogs.it by 1 September 2022. 
download full call here
For further information or questions, please contact:
 
Gilbert Camoin
Director, ECORD Managing Agency
E-mail: camoin@cerege.fr
Tel: +33 442 97 15 14
 
Angelo Camerlenghi
ESSAC Chair
E-mail: essac@ogs.it
Tel: +39 040 2140447
 

ECORD Summer Schools 2022

ECORD Summer Schools 2022
The deadline to apply for an ECORD Scholarship is 31 May 2022.
The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) will sponsor 10 to 15 Scholarships to allow outstanding young scientists to attend one of the three in 2022:

ECORD Summer Schools in Urbino (Italy),
Bremen (Germany) or
Leicester (UK).

The Scholarships will contribute to costs of registration, travel, subsistence and/or accommodation at the Schools.
http://www.ecord.org/about-ecord/about-us/
Preference will be given to PhD students or early career post-doctoral research scientists.
The review of the applications will be made by ESSAC, the ECORD Science Committee, and the decisions will be communicated by the end May 2022.
The deadline to apply for an ECORD Scholarship is 31 May 2022.

Download application form »
Scholarship application form (PDF)
Download flyer (PDF) » ECORD Summer Schools 2022

ECORD Summer School4 – 8 July 2022Downhole Logging for IODP ScienceLeicester, UK (University of Leicester, UK)https://le.ac.uk/iodp/summer-schools/2022

ECORD and NESSC Summer School6 – 20 July 2022(Past) Climates and the Earth SystemUrbino, Italy
https://urbinossp.wordpress.com

Bremen ECORD Summer School5 – 16 September 2022Sea level, climate variability, and coral reefsMARUM, University of Bremen, Germany More information

For more information and how to apply, please contact:ECORD Science Support & Advisory Committee essac@inogs.it

Postponement of ArcOP IODP Expedition #377

Postponement of ArcOP IODP Expedition #377
With regret we inform the IODP community that the ArcOP Expedition has been postponed by two to three years by the ECORD Council due to the uncertainties regarding safety issues with the implementation of the ArcOP expedition as currently planned.
ECORD Council Consensus 22-04-01:
The ECORD Council decides to postpone the IODP 377: Arctic Ocean Paleoceanography (ArcOP) expedition by two to three years due to the uncertainties regarding safety issues with the implementation of the ArcOP expedition as currently planned. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS) and the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) will initiate a dialogue with Arctic Marine Solutions (AMS) with the aim to review the operational plans in order to implement the ArcOP science objectives according to the new time-plan and to address the safety concerns, subjected to approval by the ECORD Council.
Gilbert Camoin (Director of the ECORD Managing Agency),
Guido Lüniger (Chair of the ECORD Council), Angelo Camerlenghi (Chair of ESSAC),
Gabi Uenzelmann-Neben (Chair of the EFB)

ECORD-Japan webinar

ECORD and J-DESC invite all scientists interested in scientific ocean drilling to participate in the ECORD-Japan
webinar :
A joint vision for future scientific ocean drilling
The scope of the webinar is to inform the scientific community of a new developing partnership between ECORD and Japan for future (post-2024) Scientific Ocean Drilling.
Therefore we will offer two identical 1-hour events:
Webinar Outline:

„Welcome by moderators
„Rationale for development of an ECORD-Japan joint program
„ECORD-Japan collaboration at its best: Exp. 386 Japan Trench Paleoseismology
„Q&A session

Download the webinar flyer here
#1: 12 April 2022 (Tuesday)
15:00 – 16:00 (CET)
22:00 – 23:00 (JST)
REGISTER for webinar#1 here.
#2: 14 April 2022 (Thursday)
17:00 – 18:00 (JST)
10:00 – 11:00 (CET)
REGISTER for webinar#2 here.

 

Suspension of the Spanish ECORD membership

 Suspension of the Spanish ECORD membership 
With regret we inform the ECORD community that the Spanish ECORD membership is temporarily suspended due to a non-signing of the ECORD 2019-2023 MoU and receipt of no financial contributions to ECORD from Spain since 2017. 
The right of scientists with Spanish institutional affiliations to apply for ECORD berths to sail on IODP expeditions and to be nominated in science advisory panels is suspended with immediate effect and will remain in force until this situation is resolved. All invitations to sail issued to scientists with Spanish institutional affiliations prior to this announcement will be honored. However, scientists in other ECORD countries should be aware that from this point forward invitations to sail may be withdrawn if they successfully apply for an ECORD berth and then move to Spain. 
Sample requests outside the moratorium from scientists with Spanish institutional affiliations will be accepted and access to samples guaranteed. In addition, early-career scientists with Spanish institutional affiliations will be allowed to apply to participate to ECORD educational activities and their applications be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
This is a challenging situation and ECORD is actively working together with Spanish colleagues to address this issue and hopes that these membership issues can be resolved soon so that Spain can actively participate to IODP through 2024. 
Gilbert Camoin (Director of the ECORD Managing Agency), Guido Lüniger (Chair of the ECORD Council), Angelo Camerlenghi (Chair of ESSAC), Gabi Uenzelmann-Neben (Chair of the EFB) 
 
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