Students and early-career scientists

ECORD Summer Schools

Urbino Summer School in Paleoceanography

To further education of young scientists in marine geosciences and to train a new generation to participate in ocean drilling expeditions

Get a Research Grant

Cores of Expedition 310 Tahiti Sea Level

A merit-based award for early-carreer scientist to conduct research related to ocean scientific drilling (DSDP, ODP and IODP)

ECORD Training Course

The Virtual Ship Experience

An introduction to life as a shipboard scientist introducing shipboard scientific methods and workflow during a simulated drilling expedition.

Get a Scholarship

ECORD Summer School in CanadaECORD sponsors a scholarship programme that helps students to participate in the ECORD Summer Schools.


Education/Outreach Officers

Teachers at sea during Expedition 302 Arctic Coring

Supporting teachers and outreach specialists in IODP expeditions to provide them with the opportunity to convey science outcomes to the classroom and general audience.

Request ODP/IODP core replicas

Six replicas of ODP and IODP drilled cores are available for display at showcase/exhbition or for use during classroom activities

Schools of Rock

Teachers’ workshops with hands-on activities based on IODP-related science are organised in the USA and in ECORD member countries.

Live video events

Connect your students/visitors/teachers live to a team of scientists during MSP expeditions.


Host a Distinguished Lecturer

Apply to invite one of the ECORD Distinguished Lecturer to present his/her scientific achievements related to ocean drilling research.

Host an ECORD Summer School

Every year ECORD opens a call to organise a summer school for students and young scientists. The thematic topics cover the main research areas of IODP.