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FP6

Project sheet - ECORD (European consortium for ocean research drilling)

Project ID: 510218
Funded under: FP6-COORDINATION

Abstract

This is a brochure for the ECORD project which received funding under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). Its main objective was to develop the structure and mechanisms for coordinating and funding ocean drilling research in Europe, as well as for joining the international 'Integrated ocean drilling programme' (IODP). In particular this European Research Area network (ERANET) scheme provided a structure through which joint drilling programmes could be managed and coordinated, and their results disseminated to the marine scientific community. A database that pooled all existing information on drilling proposals by European scientists was created. Although ECORD was established to provide a structure for the financial, managerial and scientific planning of ocean drilling research for Europe within IODP, its consortium sought to develop links with other European programmes in geosciences and biology to promote an integrated approach to the study of the deep seafloor, one of the last frontiers on Earth.

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