For up to date information on events and scheduling during the Covid-19 outbreak please check the homepage of each event

Summer Schools

Since 2007 ECORD has sponsored several summer schools each year. These aim to educate early career scientists in marine-related sciences and to train a new generation to participate in future ocean drilling expeditions. These hugely successful events are attended by more than 100 scientists per year, from ECORD member countries and beyond.

We regret that the ECORD 2020 Summer Schools have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on current and future travelling and group activities. 

ECORD Distinguished Lecturers

The ECORD Distinguished Lecturer Programme (DLP) is designed to bring the exciting scientific discoveries of IODP to geosciences communities in ECORD and non-ECORD countries. ESSAC appoints four Distinguished Lecturers (leading scientists involved with IODP) every two years,  based on the four main thematic areas of IODP research defined in the IODP Science Plan.

If you are interested in hosting a Distinguished Lecturer at your institution please contact us!

UK IODP Conferences

The UK IODP Annual Meeting 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

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International Meetings

GeoUtrecht 2020, 24th - 26th August, Virtual Conference hosted by Utrecht University, Netherlands

This free, virtual meeting includes Session 2.1 'Latest Achievements in Scientific Ocean and Continental Drilling'.


Abstract Deadline is 26th June 2020.

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Workshops providing early career scientists with training in writing drilling proposals are run in the UK approximately every three years. The next proposal-writing workshop will take place in 2021. More details will be available here and through the newsletter and mailing list closer to the time.

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