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ECORD Summer Schools

Since 2007 we host the annual Bremen ECORD Summer School at the MARUM, University of Bremen.

By hosting one of only three IODP core repositories in the world – the only one in Europe – the MARUM in Bremen offers a unique possibility to bring especially European PhD students and young Postdocs in touch with IODP at an early stage of their career, inform them about the actual research within this thrilling international scientific program, and to prepare them for future participations 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 according to the high standards on IODP expeditions. 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 ECORD Summer School 2020 is postponed to 2022 due to the current COVID-19-situation. The focus will be on "Sea level, climate variability, and coral reefs".

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The Bremen ECORD Summer School 2019 focused on "Subduction Zone Processes: Magma, Volcanoes, Ore Deposits, Geohazards". It was scheduled for the period September 16-27, 2019.


"Sub-seafloor fluid transport and gas hydrate dynamics"




"Current-Controlled Sea Floor Archives: Coral Mounds and Contourites"


"Submarine Geohazard: Mapping, Monitoring, and Modelling"


"Ocean crust processes: magma, faults, fluxes and life"


"Subseafloor Biosphere: Current Advances and Future Challenges”


"Deep-Sea Sediments: From Stratigraphy to Age Models"


"Submarine Landslides, Earthquakes and Tsunamis"


"Subseafloor Fluid Flow and Gas Hydrates"


"Dynamics of Past Climate Changes"


"Geodynamics of Mid-Ocean Ridges"


"Deep Subseafloor Biosphere"