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Call for MagellanPlus proposals

The ECORD/ICDP MagellanPlus Workshop Series Programme aims to foster the development of new IODP/ICDP drilling projects, and invites scientists from ECORD/ICDP member countries to propose workshops for the elaboration of compelling drilling proposals.
MagellanPlus particularly welcomes proposals for workshops that integrate scientific marine and continental coring with scientific topics such as Earth’s Surface Environmental Change, Processes and Effects; the Deep Biosphere & Sub-Seafloor Ocean, as well as Solid Earth Cycles & Geodynamics, as outlined in the science plans of IODP and ICDP.
The contribution of the MagellanPlus Workshop Series will not exceed 15,000 € per workshop. 
Call for MagellanPlus proposals – deadline: 15 May 2020
For further information, please have a look to the MagellanPlus website.

Call for applications: ESSAC CHAIR 2022-2023

The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is a major contributor to the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). As a platform operator, ECORD is responsible for undertaking scientific ocean drilling in parts of the world’s oceans that are inaccessible to large drilling platforms, including sensitive areas such as Arctic and shallow marine environments. In addition, scientists from ECORD members also contribute to the success of all IODP expeditions, including those conducted by the drilling vessels JOIDES Resolution and Chikyu.
The ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) is the IODP Program Member Office for ECORD, and has a central role in coordinating and managing the participation of scientists from all ECORD members in all IODP expeditions.
ESSAC is now seeking applications from active senior scientists from ECORD member nations to act as ESSAC CHAIR for a two-year term from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023. This is an exciting opportunity to take on a leading role within IODP, and to contribute to the successful continuation of scientific ocean drilling into its next major phase.
Download the full call here!

Apply for ECORD Summer School 2020: Downhole Logging for IODP Science

The application window is from the 6th January to the 21st February 2020.
The Summer School is open to applicants from all career stages and geoscience backgrounds.
Returning to the University of Leicester for its fifth year, this Summer School introduces the interpretation and applications of downhole log and physical property data primarily from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The School 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.
More info:
Download the application form here

SSP1.4: Achievements and perspectives in scientific ocean and continental drilling

Dear Colleagues,

The abstract deadline for EGU is fast approaching (15 January 2020).

If you are engaged in research relating to scientific drilling, then please consider presenting your exciting science in the following session:

SSP1.4: Achievements and perspectives in scientific ocean and continental drillingConveners: Antony Morris, Jorijntje Henderiks, Thomas Wiersberg
(Co-organized by CL5/EMRP3/NH5, co-sponsored by JpGU)

Scientific drilling through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) continues to provide unique opportunities to investigate the workings of the interior of our planet, Earth’s cycles, natural hazards and the distribution of subsurface microbial life. The past and current scientific drilling programs have brought major advances in many multidisciplinary fields of socio-economic relevance, such as climate and ecosystem evolution, palaeoceanography, the deep biosphere, deep crustal and tectonic processes, geodynamics and geohazards. This session invites contributions that present and/or review recent scientific results from deep Earth sampling and monitoring through ocean and continental drilling projects. Furthermore, we encourage contributions that outline perspectives and visions for future drilling projects, in particular projects using a multi-platform approach.

With best wishes for a successful and Happy New Year!

Antony Morris, Jorijntje Henderiks and Thomas Wiersberg