The ECORD Annual Report 2019
Report of ECORD’s activities from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 (112 p.)
ECORD has now formally entered the second phase (2019-2023) of IODP.
The 2019-2023 ECORD Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the 15 current ECORD members. In parallel, ECORD has developed concrete operational plans for the next mission-specific platform (MSP) expeditions and started to plan efforts designed to shape the future of scientific ocean drilling beyond 2023.
This transition also included the finalization of an updated version of the ECORD MoU and the revision of the MoU between ECORD and the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The MoU linking ECORD and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) involves the two partners for the whole duration of the current programme.
This Annual Report demonstrates that the ECORD science community is very healthy, especially through its leading role in the submission of drilling proposals, its massive and sustained participation to IODP expeditions and in the publication and promotion of cutting-edge results related to the successive ocean drilling programmes, as well as in its involvement in the building of a future scientific ocean drilling programme.