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European consortium for ocean research drilling

Objective

Fifteen research organisations, that in the past participated in the international Ocean Drilling Programme (ODP) through individual national programmes and by national subscriptions to the ESF, have created a European research structure, the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD). This structure will serve as the basis for all aspects of scientific ocean drilling research in Europe as part of the Integrat ed Ocean Drilling Program "IODP-Earth, Oceans and Life" commencing in October 2003. The funding agencies propose to use the ERA-Net structure for the implementation of ECORD and move towards a single research and operational funding structure for science in Europe enabled by ocean drilling. The ERA-net will network the management and co-ordination aspects of ECORD with all areas of scientific drilling in the oceans and continents, to marine geophysical surveys which require validation by drilling, and to marine observatories. Specifically the ECORD ERA-net will provide state of the art and best practice for stakeholder groups in Europe and internationally in: (i) establishing a system of mutual exchange of information via dissemination of scientific results and creation of scientific data bases; (ii) management of pooled national funding and implementation of complex scientific programmes involving subcontracting and multi-partner activities; (iii) opening ECORD to other EC and European countries and to effi ciently building on ECORD; (iv) structuring and funding multi-partner pre- and post-cruise science in Europe within IODP, including co-ordination of proposal preparation across Europe and involving strategies for efficient scientific staffing of three international platform operations; (v) creating a forum of exchange in the realms of strategic actions in marine geosciences in general, including all geological studies of the European margins and the establishment of a network of long-term observatories on the sea-bed.

Call for proposal

ERA-NET/1/CA-SSA
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS) / INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES DE L'UNIVERS (INSU)
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris
France

Participants (10)

DANISH AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION / DANISH NATURAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL
Denmark
Address
Bredgade 40
Copenhagen
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Kennedyallee 40
Bonn
FUNDAÇÂO PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Address
Av.d. Carlos I, 126-2°
Lisboa
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
155, Rue Jean-jacques Rousseau
Issy-les-moulineaux
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address

Den Haag
SWISS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Switzerland
Address
Wildhainweg 20
Berne
THE ICELANDIC CENTER FOR RESEARCH
Iceland
Address
Laugavegur 13
Reykjavik
THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY
Norway
Address
P.o. Box 2700 St.hanshaugen
Oslo
THE SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
Address
Regeringsgatan 56
Stockholm