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An Introduction to Scientific Ocean Drilling
UK-IODP workshop 2022

How Does Scientific Ocean Drilling Work
and What is it good for?

2nd - 3rd November 2022
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton & Online

Deadline for registration: 20th October 2022

Scientific Ocean Drilling addresses fundamental questions about Earth’s climate, deep life, geodynamics and geohazards. A UK-IODP workshop will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2022, to introduce participants to ​Scientific Ocean Drilling, how it works and how it can benefit their research. The workshop will include presentations from experienced scientists and experts from IODP and ECORD, as well as practical activities.

We encourage participation from all scientists based at UK research institutes who would like to learn about how their research could benefit from subseafloor sampling, including (but not limited to) PhD students and early career researchers in the fields of geology and microbiology. A limited number of bursaries are available from UK-IODP to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for students. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please complete the relevant section of the workshop registration form.

NERC and UK-IODP take equality, diversity and inclusion very seriously. We know that the quality of research and innovation improves the more we bring together people from different backgrounds. We encourage people from all backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to attend this workshop. Registration for this event is free. Registration closes on 20th October 2022 at 23:30 BST.

Further information about the programme will be circulated in September. To make sure you don’t miss out on future announcements please sign up to the UK-IODP mailing list using the button at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions please email


Image credit: IODP JRSO

Image credit: William Crawford, IODP JRSO

Workshop Programme


The workshop will include presentations from experienced scientists and experts from IODP and ECORD, as well as practical activities.

Topics to be covered on Day 1 include:

  • An overview of Scientific Ocean Drilling (Roz Coggon)

  • Technologies used to drill the ocean crust (Dave McInroy)

  • How geological and microbiological samples and geophysical data are obtained (Patrizia Geprägs and Tim Van Peer)

  • Hands-on session looking at IODP core replicas and how to describe them (All instructors)

  • Life at sea and how to apply to participate (Kate Littler)

  • Site surveys and preparing a proposal (Lisa McNeill)

On Day 2 the following speakers will present case studies demonstrating the impact of Scientific Ocean Drilling:

Hal Bradbury, University of Cambridge

Roz Coggon, University of Southampton

Anya Crocker, University of Southampton

Rachel Flecker, University of Bristol

David Hodell, University of Cambridge

Andrew McCaig, University of Leeds

Lisa McNeill, University of Southampton

Tom Wagner, Heriot Watt University

Fengping Wang, Shanghai JiaoTong University

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Image credit: E. Le Ber & ECORD


Image credit: William Crawford, IODP JRSO

Registration Form

Registratration Form


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Image credit:  E. Le Ber & ECORD

Recorded talks

Recorded talks

Presentations will be recorded and made available with closed captioning after the event.

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