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ECORD Training Course 2019


25 - 29 March 2019

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

The deadline for applications was on 18 January 2019, the call is closed.

The Participants

… will be early career and established scientists from academia
and industry from all over the world who have an interest in
scientific drilling and development of professional skills in core

The Training Course

As host to one of only three IODP core repositories in the world –
the only one in Europe – the MARUM in Bremen is an important
hub for marine geoscientists. Taking advantage of this setting, the
new ECORD Training Course will provide a “Virtual Drillship
Experience” for scientists from academia and industry. This oneweek
course offers a basic training focusing on the IODP core flow
procedures, preparing the participants for participating in an
offshore drillship expedition, and instilling them with an
appreciation for high standards in all kinds of coring projects.
IODP‐style lab exercises will form the foundation of the ECORD
Training Course following the pattern of the unique “Virtual Ship”
approach developed for the Bremen ECORD Summer Schools.

  • Introduction to IODP and ECORD
  • Virtual shipboard work at BCR/MARUM:
    Physical properties ‐ core logging, Sediment visual core description
    and smear slide analysis, High‐resolution linescan imaging and color
    scanning, Biostratigraphy, Pore water acquisition and analysis, Hardrock
    core description.
  • Introductory seminars to general shipboard activities:
    Core splicing and time-series analysis, Downhole Logging Integration, Data Management.
  • Interactive session on defining drilling targets and strategies including drilling proposal writing.

The Programme

Application form

Course Fees

The course fees range from €50 to €300 and depend on the career level, the country the participants are affiliated to, namely its respective role in ECORD and IODP (see map to the right), and the sector (academia vs. industry).

The fee includes: lectures and lecture notes; coffee breaks; social dinner

The fee does not include: travel, meals, accommodation


Academia Early career scientists Senior scientists
ECORD member countries € 50 € 70
IODP member countries € 100 € 150
Non-IODP/ECORD member countries € 120 € 170
All countries
€ 300 € 300



The ECORD Training Course is organized by Dr. Ursula Röhl, Head of the IODP Bremen Core Repository (BCR), and by Prof. Dr. Dierk Hebbeln, Graduate Dean of the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR).

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