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ECORD Lunch and Learn: MSPs

ECORD MSPs: Mission specific platforms
Speaker: Dr. Carol Cotteril -Marine Geoscientist
Carol has been involved with IODP and ECORD Mission Specific Platforms since 2009 when she joined her first expedition as a Staff Scientist.
Since then she has got to know many of the quirks of the mission specific platform way of operating, but also the strengths that come from this flexible approach. She will be happy to answer any questions during this Lunch and Learn.

get the flyer here
Wednesday – 11 DEC 12:30-13:30  IODP booth 1222-1224

Space is limited – first come, first seated!

ECORD Train­ing Course 2020

ECORD Train­ing Course 2020

20 – 24 April 2020

at the MARUM – Cen­ter for Mar­ine En­vir­on­mental Sci­ences and the IODP Bre­men Core Re­pos­it­ory (BCR), Uni­versity of Bre­men, Ger­many.

The Train­ing Course

As host to one of only three IODP core re­pos­it­or­ies in the world – the only one in Europe – the MARUM in Bre­men is an im­port­ant hub for mar­ine geoscient­ists. Tak­ing ad­vant­age of this set­ting, the new ECORD Train­ing Course will provide a “Virtual Drillship Experience” for sci­ent­ists from aca­demia and in­dustry. This one-week course of­fers a ba­sic train­ing fo­cus­ing on the IODP core flow pro­ced­ures, pre­par­ing the par­ti­cipants for par­ti­cip­at­ing in an off­shore drill­ship ex­ped­i­tion, and in­stilling them with an ap­pre­ci­ation for high stand­ards in all kinds of cor­ing pro­jects. IODP-style lab ex­er­cises will form the found­a­tion of the ECORD Train­ing Course fol­low­ing the pat­tern of the unique “Vir­tual Ship” ap­proach de­veloped for the Bre­men ECORD Sum­mer Schools.
The train­ing course will fo­cus on:

Introduction to IODP and ECORD
Virtual shipboard work at BCR/MARUM:
Physical properties – core logging, Sediment visual core description and smear slide analysis, high-resolution linescan imaging and color scanning, Biostratigraphy, Magnetostratigraphy, and Geochemistry

Introductory seminars to general shipboard activities:
Core splicing and time-series analysis, Downhole Logging Integration, Data Management.
Interactive session on defining drilling targets and strategies including drilling proposal writing.

The Par­ti­cipants

… will be early ca­reer and es­tab­lished sci­ent­ists from aca­demia and in­dustry from all over the world who have an in­terest in sci­entific drilling and de­vel­op­ment of pro­fesso­nial skills in core ana­lysis.

The Pro­gram

The Pro­gram for the up­com­ing Train­ing Course will fol­low soon.
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ECORD-IODP Day in Athens

An ECORD-IODP Day will be held on 3 October 2019 at the University of Athens, Greece.
Please have a look to the programme:

IODP Future

Dear IODP Community Members …
Scientific ocean drilling is more than half a century old this year. Discoveries from scientific ocean drilling through the DSDP, ODP and IODP programs have helped reveal Earth’s history, and have been critical to shaping our understanding of how our planet works. But despite the wealth of knowledge gained though five decades of scientific ocean drilling, there remain many new scientific challenges that directly impact our society and that can only be addressed with future scientific ocean drilling.
Planning for a new science plan for the post-2023 era is now underway. International planning workshops have been held over the last year in India, Australia, Japan, Europe, and the United States, to capture the opinions of these international science communities. Another workshop will be held this month in China. By the end of this process, more than 800 participants will have worked together to assess the continuing relevance of the 2013-2023 science plan, and to explore possibilities for a new, post-2023 science plan in support of future scientific ocean drilling. The highlights and key outcomes of those planning workshops are now available.
In July 2019, eighteen international delegates comprising the Science Plan Working Group (see below my signature) met to produce a Science Plan Structure and Road Map document highlighting the commonalities in the workshop outcomes and indicating a potential way forward towards a new science plan. Key aspects of this proposed new science plan, entitled Exploring Earth by Scientific Ocean Drilling, are:
(1)   A strong emphasis on interdisciplinary science at the crosslinks between science themes;
(2)   Enabling the next generation in scientific ocean drilling through a science plan that extends to 2050;
(3)   Eight open-ended strategic objectives that form the core of the science plan;
(4)   Five long-term, interdisciplinary flagship initiatives that address critical societal challenges;
(5)   Five-year programmatic reviews that allow intermediate adjustment or additions.
This Science Plan Structure and Road Map document is now available for community commenting before it will be discussed at the annual meeting of the IODP Forum in Osaka in September 2019. Now is a key moment in which the IODP community can provide input, in particular to the overall new structure of the proposed science plan. In January and March 2020 there will be two other commenting cycles, when successive drafts of the future science plan will be made available to the community on the website. As this is a new plan in support of the future generations of scientific ocean drilling researchers, we especially seek input from early- and mid-career scientists.
Comments can be provided via Disqusor emailed to Please review the Science Plan Structure and Road Map and use the password sodp2050comments (all lower case) to access Disqus. You can provide general input on the overall plan, structure and road map, but you can also provide specific comments using the line numbers in the document. Furthermore, in Disqusyou have the opportunity to reply to other people’s comments or to upvote comments.
Please respond before 26 August 23:00 U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
Thank you so much for your continued support and energy in providing scientific ocean drilling with a bright future into the mid-21stcentury!
Anthony Koppers, Chair
Instituting Scientific Ocean Drilling Beyond 2023
on behalf of the Science Plan Working Group
Delegates (18) of the Science Plan Working Group:
Anthony Koppers (Chair) – Oregon State University – U.S.
Cristiano Chiessi – University of São Paulo – Brazil
Gail Christeson – University of Texas at Austin – U.S.
Mike Coffin – University of Tasmania– Australia (ANZIC)
Rosalind Coggon – University of Southampton – U.K. (ECORD)
Stuart Henrys – GNS Science – N.Z. (ANZIC)
Yoon-Mi Kim – KIGAM – Korea
Iona McIntosh – JAMSTEC – Japan
Katsuyoshi Michibayashi – Nagoya University – Japan
Yuki Morono – KCC, JAMSTEC – Japan
Antony Morris – University of Plymouth – U.K. (ECORD)
Richard Norris – Scripps Inst. of Oceanography – U.S.
Matt O’Regan – Stockholm University – Sweden (ECORD)
Anais Pages – CSIRO – Australia (ANZIC)
Dhananjai Pandey – NCPOR – India
Sandra Passchier – Montclair State University – U.S.
Zhen Sun – S. China Sea Inst. of Oceanology – China
Huaiyang Zhou – Tongji University – China
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