#22 – The International Ocean Drilling Programme-3 (IODP-cubed) will start on January 1st, 2025

17 May 2023 – Through a two-year long process of exchange of views and ambitions, ECORD and Japan entities agreed to build a joint scientific ocean drilling programme: the International Ocean Drilling Programme – IODP3 (IODP-cubed) that read more

#21 – ECORD and Japan are preparing the next generation of post-2024 Scientific Ocean Drilling Programme

3 April 2023 – Since its creation in 2003, ECORD has developed a unique European-distributed research infrastructure that connects research facilities at multiple sites across Europe and Canada that read more

#20 – Postponement of ArcOP IODP Expedition #377

7 April 2022 – With regret we inform the IODP community that the ArcOP Expedition has been postponed by two to three years by the ECORD Council due to the uncertainties regarding safety issues with read more

#19 – Suspension of the Spanish ECORD membership

17 March 2022 – With regret we inform the ECORD community that the Spanish ECORD membership is temporarily suspended due to a non-signing of the ECORD 2019-2023 MoU and receipt of no financial contributions to ECORD from Spain read more

#18 – ECORD and scientific ocean drilling beyond 2024

25 November 2021 – ECORD intends to continue to play a prominent role in post-2024 scientific ocean drilling, based on its well-established infrastructure, its successful implementation of novel mission-specific expeditions read more

#17 – ECORD gets engaged to extend the International Ocean Discovery Program through 2024

21 November 2021 – U.S. FY2024 has been considered as an ‘option’ year in Memoranda underlying the JOIDES Resolution Consortium to extend the current term (30 September 2023) of the International Ocean Discovery Programread more

#16 – ECORD encourages submission of MSP Proposals related to the 2050 Science Framework

7 December 2020 – Scientific Ocean Drilling will soon enter a transitional phase from the 2013-2023 Science Plan to the 2050 Science Framework, which presents a new and innovative approach read more

#15 – Impact of COVID-19 disease outbreak on IODP and ECORD activities

25 March 2020 – While writing these words, the World is facing an unprecedented health crisis related to the COVID-19 disease outbreak, leading to very difficult and stressful situations read more

#14 – Expedition 389 Hawaiian Drowned Reefs is postponed

5 March 2019 – Based on the 2019-2023 MSP operational plan that has been approved by the ECORD Council at its last two meetings, the ECORD Science Operator (ESO)… read more

#13 – ECORD defines the 2019-2023 MSP operational plan

11 November 2018 – Mission specific platform expeditions are ECORD’s landmark. Since 2004 and the implementation of the first MSP expedition… read more

#12 – Jean-Pierre Henriet (1945-2017)

11 Mai 2017 – We are very sad to announce that the former Belgian ECORD Council Member, Professor Jean-Pierre passed away on 22 April 2017… read more

#11 – ECORD invites you to submit mission-specific platform (MSP) proposals!

3 April 2017 – Mission-specific platform expeditions (MSP) are ECORD’s landmark. Since 2004 and the implementation of the first MSP expedition, Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX)… read more

#10 – ECORD invites you to submit AGU session proposals

17 January 2017 – Following discussions with the AGU Fall Meeting Program Chair, Denis-Didier Rousseau, a 3-year plan (2017-2019) of IODP-ICDP sessions at the AGU has been defined… read more