Participation in an IODP expedition includes shipboard and/or shore-based activities, such as sailing but also requesting core samples or using core or log data. Please, read carefully the ECORD Guidelines for Applying to Sail before sending your application package for any IODP expedition.

In this section scientists, educators and outreach specialists from ECORD member countries will find the current OPEN Calls and related information about how to participate in IODP expeditions.

Please note that applicants from non-ECORD countries should apply through their appropriate Program Member Officeslink.


OPEN CALLS for Scientists

CALL for applications –  IODP Expedition 396: Norwegian Continental Margin Magmatism (6 August – 6 October 2021)

DEADLINE to apply: 11 October 2020


Download the full call text here

Download the application form here

Expedition website  – link

Informational webinar (Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time). Register here




SPECIAL CALL – geochemist and microbiologist – IODP Expedition 386: Japan Trench Paleoseismology

DEADLINE to apply: 25 September 2020

Download the full call text here

Download the application form here

Visit the Expedition website !






To Members of the IODP Community,

IODP Expedition 377: Arctic Ocean Paleoceanography will not be implemented in 2021

The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) regrettably announces that IODP Expedition 377: Arctic Ocean Paleoceanography will not be implemented in August to October 2021.

In spring 2020, the ECORD Science Operator (ESO) opened a call to the commercial market to provide platform, drilling and ice management services for this expedition. The commercial bids received were evaluated at the end of May 2020.

Unfortunately, it has been concluded that the procurement has failed to achieve its objectives. The primary and overriding reason for this is the combination of facilities and services required cannot be fulfilled within the expedition’s available budget.

At its recent spring meeting on 10-11 June 2020, ECORD Council confirmed the removal of Expedition 377 from the 2021 mission-specific platform expedition schedule. Later in June, the ECORD Facility Board will consider options for future MSP expeditions for 2021-2023.

I wish to thank the Co-chief Scientists, their co-proponents, and ECORD/ESO colleagues for their hard work and dedication in attempting to implement this complex and costly multi-platform expedition.

I also wish to thank members of the community who have shown an interest in participating in this expedition, and for taking the time to prepare applications. The Call for Scientists will now be stopped, and announcements on the future of Expedition 377 will be made via IODP-related channels in due course. Current applications will be deleted, and a fresh Call for Scientist issued if and when appropriate.


David McInroy
Science Manager
ECORD Science Operator






Mission-Specific Platforms

Expedition 386 Japan Trench Paleoseismology – Call for scientists – pdf

Expedition 389 Hawaiian Drowned Reefs – Call for scientists – pdf

Expedition 381 Corinth Active Rift Development  – Call for Paleontologist – pdf

Expedition 377 Artic Ocean Paleoceanography (ArcOP) – Call for Education/Outreach Officers – pdf

Expedition 377 Artic Ocean Paleoceanography (ArcOP) – Call for Scientists – pdf

Expedition 381 Corinth Active Rift Development  – Call for Education/Outreach Officers – pdf

Expedition 381 Corinth Active Rift Development – Call for Scientists – pdf

Expedition 373 Antarctic Cenozoic Paleoenvironment

Expedition 364 Chicxulub Impact Crater – pdf

Expedition 357 Atlantis Massif Seafloor Processes: Serpentinization and Life – pdf

Expedition 347 Baltic Sea Paleoenvironment – pdf

JOIDES Resolution


Expedition 388 Equatorial Atlantic Gateways

Expedition 387 Amazon Margin 

Expedition 385 Guaymas Basin Tectonics and Biosphere

Expedition 383 Dynamics of Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Expedition 382 Iceberg Alley Paleoceanography & South Falkland Slope Drift

Expedition 379 Amundsen Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History

Expedition 378 South Pacific Paleogene Climate

Expedition 376 Brothers Arc Flux 

Expedition 372 Creeping Gas Hydrate Slides and Hikurangi Slow Slip LWD

Expedition 375 Hikurangi Subduction Margin

Expedition 371 Tasman Frontier Subduction Initiation and Paleogene Climate

Expedition 369 Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics

Expedition 374 Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History

Expeditions 367 and 368 South China Sea Rifted Margin

Expedition 366 Mariana Convergent Margin

Expedition 363 Western Pacific Warm Pool

Expedition 362 Sumatra Seismogenic Zone

Expedition 359 Maldives Monsoon

Expedition 360 Indian Ridge Moho

Expedition 361 South African Climates

Expedition 355 Arabian Sea Monsoon – pdf

Expedition 356 Indonesian Throughflow – pdf

Expedition 353 Indian Monsoon Rainfall – pdf

Expedition 354 Bengal Fan – pdf

Expedition 349 South of China – pdf

Expedition 350 Izu Bonin Mariana: Rear Arc – pdf

Expedition 351 Izu Bonin Mariana:Arc Origins – pdf

Expedition 352 Izu Bonin Mariana:Forearc – pdf

Expedition 346 Asian Monsoon – pdf

Expedition 345 Hess Deep Plutonic Crust – pdf

Expedition 344 Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project 2 – pdf

Expedition 342 Newfoundland Paleogene and Cretaceous Sediment Drifts – pdf

Expedition 341 Alaska Tectonics Climate and Sedimentation – pdf

Expedition 340 Lesser Antilles Volcanism and Landslides – pdf

Expedition 339 Mediterranean Outflow – pdf

Expedition 336 Mid-Atlantic Microbiology – pdf

Expedition 335 Superfast Crust 4 – pdf

Expedition 334 Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project – pdf + Short-term call pdf

Expedition 330 Louisville Seamounts Chain – pdf

Expedition 329 South Pacific Gyre Microbiology – pdf

Expedition 327 Juan de Fuca Flank Hydrogeology – pdf


Expedition 358 NanTroSEIZE Deep Riser Drilling: Nankai Seismogenic/Slow Slip Megathrust – pdf Expedition 380 NanTroSEIZE Stage 3-Frontal Thrust Long-Term Borehole Monitoring System (LTBMS) pdf Expedition 365 NanTroSEIZE Shallow Megasplay – pdf Expedition 370 T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto




Expedition 343 Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project Expedition 338 NanTroSEIZE Plate Boundary Deep Riser 2 – pdf Expedition 337 Shimokita Coal-Bed Biosphere – pdf Expedition 333 Inputs Coring -2 and Heat Flow – pdf Expedition 332 Riserless Observatory 2 – pdf Expedition 331 Deep Hot Biosphere – pdf Expedition 326 NanTroSEIZE Stage 3 – Plate Boundary Deep Riser 1 – pdf