For the next generation of IODP scientist the MARUM is an important hub. At the IODP Bremen Core Repository (BCR) – one of only three IODP repositories in the world – scientists can train their abilities at an early stage of their career, and prepare for future participations in IODP expeditions. The training will be offered to early career and established scientists from academia and industry from all over the world including non-IODP member countries, who are interested in scientific drilling, aim to participate in a drillship expedition, or appreciate high standards for all kind of coring projects. Each year the two-week summer school has a defined scientific topic related to the IODP science plan that is reviewed by various scientific lectures and that also drives the school’s virtual ship training program. The one-week ECORD training course provides a clear focus on the IODP core flow procedures.