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Call for MagellanPlus workshop 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 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 contribution of the MagellanPlus Workshop Series will not exceed 15,000 € per workshop.
Call for MagellanPlus proposals – deadline: 15 May 2023
For further information, please visit the MagellanPlus website.

Apply to serve on the IODP Science Evaluation Panel (SEP)

ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee (ESSAC) is now accepting applications from active leading scientists in the field of marine geology and geophysics from ECORD member countries to fill three places on the Science Subgroup and two places on the Site Characterization Subgroup of SEP.
Deadline to apply: 14 March 2023
Call Science Subgroup
Call Site Characterization Subgroup 
Applications should be emailed to the ESSAC Office ( by 14 March 2023. Provide a single PDF that includes: (i) a CV; (ii) a letter of interest including your specific expertise, previous involvement in DSDP/ODP/IODP expeditions or panels, and research interests; and (iii) a list of relevant publications.
Before applying please contact your national ESSAC delegate to confirm whether financial support is available for travel and subsistence costs associated with attending SEP meetings. When applying, please also send your delegate a copy of your application.
Useful links:
Facility Boards:
IODP Science Plan:
ESSAC Delegates:
For further information, please contact the ESSAC Office:
Angelo Camerlenghi (ESSAC Chair)
Hanno Kinkel (ESSAC Science Coordinator)
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS

IODP Call for Proposals Deadline: April 3, 2023

IODP Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 3, 2023

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) explores Earth’s climate history, structure, mantle/crust dynamics, natural hazards, and deep biosphere as described in the IODP Science Plan ( IODP facilitates international and interdisciplinary research on transformative and societally relevant topics using the ocean drilling, coring, and down-hole measurement facilities JOIDES Resolution, Chikyu, and Mission-Specific Platforms (MSP). This notice describes proposals that will be accepted for the April 3, 2023, deadline:

JOIDES Resolution: The JOIDES Resolution is scheduled through the end of IODP; therefore, new submissions are not requested. Revisions and addendums to any proposal that is already in the system will be accepted; these proposals could be transferred to a potential future program.
Chikyu: New Complementary Project Proposals (CPPs) are encouraged, but other new riser and riserless proposals for the Chikyu may not be submitted at this time. Revisions and addendums to any proposal that is already in the system will
be accepted.

Mission-Specific Platforms: MSP expeditions are planned to operate once a year to drill/core targets that are inaccessible by the other facilities (e.g., shallow water, enclosed seas, ice-covered seas) in any ocean basin until the end of 2024. After that date, MSP expeditions might be implemented in all drilling environments. New and revised MSP proposals for any ocean basin are welcomed.

For more information on the submission process, please visit:
Investigators are reminded that the interval from the first proposal submission to expedition scheduling is on the order of 4-5 years due to the science and safety review process and required lead time for scheduling, and that adequate site characterization/site survey data are critical for success. Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the facility’s science operator to discuss platform-specific operational and fiscal constraints before developing proposals:

10th ECORD Award: Ursula Röhl

Ursula Röhl
10th ECORD Award
16 November 2022
Ursula Röhl was awarded with the 10th ECORD Award on the occasion of the ECORD Council-ESSAC Meeting #11.
“Ocean research drilling has been part of my studies and training from an early age and has accompanied me in my working life ever since. During my first postdoc I got the chance to work on core samples and data from ODP Leg 122 (Exmouth Plateau, NW Australia). The first participation in an ODP expedition in 1992 (Leg 143, Atolls & Guyots I) opened the door to this world for me, and I never want to miss insights and experience gained during my time in the German ODP office at the BGR (Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources) in the early 1990ies. Service on the ODP and IODP Scientific Measurements (SciMP) and Scientific Technology (STP) Panels between 2000 and 2012 led me to meetings, intense discussions and collaborations around the world. Since 2003 I am the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) Curation and Laboratory Manager and was involved in all MSP expeditions so far.
Numerous research projects targeting early Cenozoic paleoceanography and cyclostratigraphy and including sailing on seven expeditions in many ocean regions on board the DV JOIDES Resolution in different capacities (inorganic geochemist, physical properties specialist, stratigraphic correlator, Co-chief scientist) further deepened my association to scientific ocean drilling and my love to be at sea.
IODP is sustained by the legendary international, multidisciplinary team effort that is a considerable aspect for its success. To be part of the IODP family, on board the drilling vessels, at the core repositories, in ESO and ECORD, during the ECORD Summer Schools and the wider program as well as the international science community is a great privilege, remains a great adventure, positively challenging and a lot of fun.
I feel very honored and thrilled to receive the ECORD award, thank you very much!”