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Subduction Zone Processes: Magma, Volcanoes, Ore Deposits, Geohazards

16 – 27 September 2019

at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and
the IODP Bremen Core Repository,  University of Bremen, Germany

ECORD Summer School

Copyright: V. Diekamp, MARUM

The Aim

The major goal is to bring PhD students and young Postdocs in touch with IODP at an early stage of their career, inform them about the exciting research within IODP as (I)ODP and DSDP have been proven to be the most successful internationally collaborative research programs in the history of Earth sciences, and to prepare them for future participation in IODP expeditions. Such training will be achieved by taking the summer school participants on a “virtual ship” where they get familiarized with a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art analytical technologies and core description and scanning methods according to the high standards of IODP expeditions. In addition, the thematic topic of the summer school will be reviewed by various scientific lectures by the leading experts in the field.


Located on the university campus, MARUM hosts the IODP Bremen Core Repository (BCR), the only IODP core repository in Europe.

Location and Organization

The ECORD Summer School on “Subduction Zone Processes: Magma, Volcanoes, Ore Deposits, Geohazards” 2019 will take place from 16 to 27 September 2019 at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen University, Germany. It is organized by Prof. Dr. Dierk Hebbeln, Graduate Dean of the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bach, head of the Petrology of the Ocean Crust group at the Uni­versity of Bre­men, Prof. Dr. Achim Kopf, head of the Marine Geotechnics group at the Uni­versity of Bre­men and Dr. Ursula Röhl, Head of the IODP Bremen Core Repository (BCR).

MARUM and its International Graduate School for Marine Sciences GLOMAR, as well as the BCR jointly offer the unique training possibilities used for this summer school by providing laboratory and seminar facilities.

MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences


The Programme will be published soon.

The Topic

The cycling of metals and volatiles between oceans, subducted slabs, mantle, and arc volcanoes is critical for the evolution of our planet. It is the place were new continental crust is generated and some of the largest and richest ore deposits form. It is also the most hazardous geotectonic setting with violently explosive volcanoes, deep and strong earthquakes, and devastating landslides. Exciting new discoveries in subduction zone processes made in recent years are to a large extent fueled by IODP results. These are the base to address a range of first-order questions in geosciences: How is continental crust formed in subduction zones? How does element cycling in subduction zones affect the evolution of the Earth’s mantle? How does volatile cycling affect the composition of atmosphere and oceans, now and throughout Earth’s history? Do metallogenic super-provinces form in modern subduction settings?

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Invited Lecturers



Richard Arculus

Canberra, Australia

Wolfgang Bach

Bremen, Germany

Christoph Beier

Helsinki, Finland

Gerhard Bohrmann

Bremen, Germany

Marie Edmonds

Cambridge, UK

Verena Heuer

Bremen, Germany

Katrin Huhn

Bremen, Germany

Achim Kopf

Bremen, Germany

Cin-Ty Lee

Rice Univ., USA

Anne Le Friant

Paris, France

Mark Hannington

Kiel, Germany

Ursula Röhl

Bremen, Germany

Klaus Wallmann

Kiel, Germany

and others…



ECORD Summer School

Copyright: V. Diekamp, MARUM

ECORD Summer School

Copyright: V. Diekamp, MARUM

ECORD Summer School

Copyright: V. Diekamp, MARUM


In order to apply for the ECORD Summer School 2019, please fill in the Online Application Form.

The deadline for applications ended on 19 June 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail about admission in July 2019. After receiving the acceptance letter, admitted participants will have to confirm their participation via email and by payment of the course fee. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact: [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]

In case of withdrawal after August 1, 2019, only 50% of the course fee is refunded.

To ensure a most effective training the maximum number of participants will be limited to 30. We aim to comprise a diverse group with participants from all status groups.


Course Fee

The course fee is 150 Euros and includes: lectures and lecture notes; coffee breaks; social dinner. The fee does not include: travel, meals, accommodation.


ECORD provides scholarships for students from ECORD member countries to attend ECORD summer schools.

Applications should be sent to the ESSAC Office. Please, see how to apply for an ECORD Scholarship following this link: http://www.ecord.org/education/scholarship/

IMPORTANT: The application for an ECORD Scholarship ends on 30 April 2019 and is independent of the application and registration process to an ECORD Summer School.