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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 took place from 16 to 27 September 2019 at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen University, Germany. It was 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 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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MARUM - Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Bremen
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All in all 27 young scientists from 13 countries learned meth­ods and work­flows within the In­ter­na­tional Ocean Dis­cov­ery Pro­gram IODP to pre­pare them for fu­ture par­ti­cip­a­tions in ex­ped­i­tions.

Invited Lecturers



Wolfgang Bach

Bremen, Germany

Christoph Beier

Helsinki, Finland

Cornel De Ronde New Zealand

Marie Edmonds

Cambridge, UK

Ingo Grevemeyer Kiel, Germany

Dierk Hebbeln

Bremen, Germany

Katrin Huhn

Bremen, Germany

Matt Ikari

Bremen, Germany

Norbert Kaul

Bremen, Germany

Andreas Klügel

Bremen, Germany

Achim Kopf Bremen, Germany
Holger Kuhlmann Bremen, Germany
Erwan Le Ber Leicester, UK
Cin-Ty Lee Rice Univ., USA
Horst Marschall Frankfurt, Germany
Walter Menapace Bremen, Germany
Ulrike Prange Bremen, Germany

Ursula Röhl

Bremen, Germany

Miriam Römer Bremen, Germany
Lars Rüpke Kiel, Germany
Florence Schubotz Bremen, Germany
Benoit Villemant France

and others…



ECORD Summer School
© V. Diekamp, MARUM
ECORD Summer School
© V. Diekamp, MARUM
ECORD Summer School
© V. Diekamp, MARUM

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.


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