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.
… 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
- 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 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 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|
|€ 300||€ 300|