Summer Schools & Training Courses

To further the education of young scientists in marine-related sciences and to train a new generation to participate in ocean drilling expeditions in the future, numerous summer schools are offered every year. Scholarships are available to allow outstanding young scientists to attend the ECORD summer schools.

ECORD training courses are designed for early career and established scientists from academia and industry from all over the world.

Want to know what it's like to attend a summer school?  Click here to read about the experiences of some recent summer school students.

ECORD Training Course 2017: The Virtual Drillship Experience
6-10 March 2017; Bremen, Germany

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.

More information in the flyer or on the MARUM website.

ECORD Summer School in Petrophysics

26 June - 1 July 2016; Leicester, UK

Petrophysics is the study of the physical (and chemical) properties of rocks and their interactions with fluids, and integrates downhole in situ data from logs with core and seismic data. This has significant applications in the hydrocarbon industry in terms of both exploration for, and production of, oil and gas. It is also an important component of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) in helping to answer the many and varied questions posed by ocean research drilling expeditions around the world. The 1st ECORD Summer School in Petrophysics will provide a unique workshop bringing together experts from both academia and industry to give training in the theory and practice of petrophysics and, notably its applications across both IODP and industry.

Deadline for registration: April 1, 2016
Course fee: £100
For more information please see the flyer or visit the website.

Urbino Summer School in Palaeoclimatology (USSP): Past Global Change Reconstruction and Modelling Techniques

13-29 July 2016; University of Urbino, Italy

The 13th summer school of the USSP consortium will focus on past climate dynamics with special emphasis on the analysis of the long-term carbon cycling and its implications in the understanding of present and future climates. USSP 2016 will integrate lectures, symposia, fieldtrips, and exercises on the many different areas of paleoclimatology including biogeochemical cycling, paleoceanography, continental systems, and all aspects of deep time climate modeling. These techniques and systems will be explored through interactive discussions of Cretaceous OAEs, P/E hyperthermals, the Greenhouse-Icehouse transition, Neogene and Quaternary climate dynamics. The goal of USSP is to provide participants with an advanced working knowledge on the paleobiological and geochemical proxy data and their use in reconstructing and modeling of past climates.

USSP2016 will be led by ~25 leading senior scientists from around the world and will be able to accommodate ~60 students (end-MSc or early career Graduate and post-Graduate) based on their submitted CVs.

Deadline for early registration: April 15, 2016
Registration fee (early registration): Students - 700 €, Academic/industrial staff - 1100 €
For more information please see the flyer or visit the website.

Bremen Summer School: Submarine Geohazards: Mapping, Monitoring, and Modelling

5-16 September 2016; University of Bremen, Germany

Submarine landslides and earthquakes as well as subsequent tsunamis are major geohazards that can pose significant risks to coastal populations and to seafloor infrastructures. Improving our understanding of when, where, and how slope failures and earthquakes occur as well as the assessment of their risk potential are among the most urgent and challenging tasks in Earth sciences.

This summer school will combine lab exercises on IODP-style shipboard methodologies ("virtual ship") as well as interactive lectures by world-leading scientists in the field of submarine geohazards. Participation will prepare you for future involvement in IODP and for research work on submarine geohazards, particularly with respect to mapping, monitoring and modelling. The summer school will take advantage of the unique and integrated facilities offered by the IODP Bremen Core Repository and the MARUM laboratories.

Deadline for application: May 5, 2016
Registration fee: Students - 150 €
For more information please see the flyer or visit the website.