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European consortium for ocean research drilling

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.

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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

Administrative Contact

Catherine MEVEL (Dr)

Participants (10)

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DANISH AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION / DANISH NATURAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL

Denmark

DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT

Germany

FUNDAÇÂO PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

SWISS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Switzerland

THE ICELANDIC CENTER FOR RESEARCH

Iceland

THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY

Norway

THE SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 510218

  • Start date

    1 December 2003

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 724 966

  • EU contribution

    € 2 638 087

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS) / INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES DE L'UNIVERS (INSU)

France