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ECORD Training Course 2018

23 - 27 April 2018

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

ECORD Training Course 2018

Copyright: V. Diekamp, MARUM

The deadline for applications has passed on 15 January 2018.

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 ECORD Training Course will provide a “Virtual Drillship Experience” for scientists from academia and industry. This one-week course offers a basic training focusing on the IODP core flow procedures, preparing the participants for sailing 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.

The training course will focus on:

  • 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 Participants

… were 29 early career and established scientists from academia and industry from all over the world with an interest in scientific drilling and development of professonial skills in core analysis.

The Programme

Course Fees

The course fees range from €50 to €500 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).
AcademiaEarly career scientistsSenior scientists
ECORD member countries€ 50€ 70
IODP member countries€ 100€ 150
Non-IODP/ECORD member countries€ 120€ 170
All countries
€ 500€ 500
The fee includes: lectures and lecture notes; coffee breaks; social dinner

The fee does not include: travel, meals, accommodation


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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