Visual core description in MARUM labs (photo V. Diekamp © MARUM)

ECORD Training Course – The Virtual Drillship Experience – 23-27 April 2018, Bremen, Germany.

Taking advantage of the unique and integrated facilities offered by the IODP Bremen Core Repository (BCR) and the MARUM Laboratories the ECORD Training Course will introduce the participants to life as a shipboard scientist, introducing shipboard scientific methods and work flow during a simulated drilling cruise. The focus will be on the practical aspects applied on the drilling vessels of the IODP programme: the JOIDES Resolution, the Chikyu and Mission-Specific Platforms (MSP; offshore or Onshore ScienceParty in Bremen).

As host to one of the three IODP core repositories, the MARUM in Bremen is an important hub for marine geoscientists. Taking advantage of this setting, the ECORD Training Course provides 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.

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.

To apply, please, visit the ECORD Training Course web page. A total of 30 participants can be accepted. Course fees range from €50 to €500. Travel, accommodation and meals must be covered by the participants.

Deadline to apply: 15 January 2018