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Distinguished Lecturer Programme

ECORD has been sponsoring a Distinguished Lecturer Programme since 2007, which is designed to bring the exciting scientific discoveries of IODP to the geosciences community in ECORD member countries and to promote new members to ECORD.
ESSAC selects Distinguished Lecturers based on the four main thematic areas of IODP research defined in the IODP Science Plan.

ECORD is looking for leading scientists to apply for the DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAMME 2016/2017


Call for nominations of lecturers, including self-nominations for 2016/17 pdf

ECORD invites you to host a Lecture in 2014/2015


Call for Institutions to apply for a DLP Lecturer 2014/2015 pdf

LECTURERS 2014/2015:

Christian France-Lanord, Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques-CNRS, Nancy, France

Himalaya: from mountains to drilling in the Bengal fan

Current Schedule

ISTerre, Maison des Geoscience , France
May. 27, 2015 (hosted by Alexandra Gourland)

University of Southampton & National Oceanography Centre, UK
May. 29, 2015 (hosted by Christopher Pearce)

CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
Nov. 18, 2015 (hosted by Gilbert Camoin)

Istanbul IODP Day, Turkey
Oct. 15, 2015

Jens Kallmeyer, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany
What controls abundance and activity of microbial life in subsurface sediments? New insights from scientific drilling Abstract

Current Schedule

University of British Columbia, Canada
Jan. 16, 2015 (hosted by Sea Crowe)

Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (OCGC) and the Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Jan. 20, 2015 (hosted by Christopher Lawley)

University of Toronto, Canada
Jan. 22, 2015 (hosted by James Brenan)

Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), UK
March 15, 2015 (hosted by Dan Barford)

Newcastle University,UK
March 19, 2015 (hosted by Ian Head)

Istanbul IODP Day, Turkey
Oct. 15, 2015

Aarhus University,Denmark
Oct. 20, 2015 (hosted by Clemens Glombitza)

Universities of Aveiro, Portugal
Nov. 3, 2015 (hosted by Luis Pinheiro)

Antony Morris, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, UK
What can magnetism tell us about oceanic tectonics? New insights from scientific drilling Abstract

Current Schedule

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Jan. 19, 2015 (hosted by Juergen Koepke)

Institute for geophysics and extraterrestrial physics, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Jan. 20, 2015 (hosted by Martin Neuhaus)

Geosciences Montpellier, France
Feb. 6, 2015 (hosted by Benoit Ildefonse)

Utrecht University, The Netherlands
March 13, 2015 (hosted by Marco Maffione)

IPGS (Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg), France
March 31, 2015 (hosted by Daniel Sauter)

University of Bremen,Germany
May 6, 2015 (hosted by Wolfgang Bach )

Uppsala University,Sweeden
May 19, 2015 (hosted by ian Snowball )

Gabriele Uenzelmann-Neben, Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany
Reconstructing palaeo-circulation: Reading sediment drifts with the aid of IODP information Abstract

Current Schedule

University of Exeter, UK
July 7, 2016 (hosted by Alastair Graham)

University of Hull, UK
April 27, 2015 (hosted by Rebecca Williams)

Department of Geography at Northumbria, UK
April 29, 2015 (hosted by Vasile Ersek)

University College London, UK
May 1, 2015 (hosted by Bridget Wade)

University of Leicester, UK
May 5, 2015 (hosted by Sally Morgan)

Heidelberg University, Germany
May 19, 2015 (hosted by Oliver Friedrich)

University of Perpignan, France
Oct. 23, 2015 (hosted by Serge Berne)

Castel dellOvo, Naples, Italy
Oct. 28, 2015 (hosted by Marco Sacchi)

Instituto Portugues do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), Portugal
Nov. 3, 2015 (hosted by Fatima Abrantes)

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Jan. 29, 2016 (hosted by Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth)

Paola Vannucchi, Earth Sciences Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, UK
Understanding megathrust earthquakes through ocean drilling Abstract

Current Schedule

Modena e Reggio Emilia University, Italy
May 25, 2015 (hosted by Francesca Remitti)

University of Graz, Austria
March 10, 2015 (hosted by R Walter Kurz)

Plymouth University, UK
March 19, 2015 (hosted by Antony Morris)

Durham University, UK
April 28, 2015 (hosted by Richard Hobbs)

Haifa and Ben Gurion Universities, Israel
May 5, 2015 (hosted by Nicolas Waldmann)

Geosciences Montpellier,France
June 5, 2015 (hosted by Benoit Ildefonse)

University of Victoria, Canada
Sep. 14, 2015 (hosted by Laurence Coogan)

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Equipe Geosciences Marines, France
Oct. 28, 2015 (hosted by Catherine Mevel)

Istanbul IODP Day, Turkey
Oct. 15, 2015

GEOMAR, Kiel (hosted by Michael Stippg), Germany
Nov. 27, 2015

Past Lecturers 2013/2014

Roger Urgeles, Institut de Ciences del Mar, Barcelona, Spain,
Submarine landslides and derived tsunamis, new challenges for the IODP Abstract


Ghent, University, Belgium
April 30, 2013 (hosted by David Van Rooij)

Dalhousie University, Canada
Oct. 24, 2013 (hosted by Markus Kienast)

Geological Survey of Canada, Atlantic, Canada
Oct. 25, 2013 (hosted by David Mosher)

University of Leeds, UK
Nov. 11-12, 2013 (hosted by David Hodgson)

Kiel University, Germany
Nov. 19, 2013 (hosted by Sebastian Krastel)

Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat M�nster, Germany
Nov. 20, 2013 (hosted by Harald Strauss)

ABCJ- Geoverbund, Germany
Nov. 22, 2013 (hosted by Klaus Reicherter)

Benoit Idelfonse, Universite Montpellier, France,
Mantle, ocean crust and seawater: where are we, and what�s next inScientific Drilling Abstract


Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience, Canada
Sep. 26, 2013 (hosted by Pascal Audet)

ICM, Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 18, 2013 (hosted by Hector Perea)

University of Hannover, Germany
Nov. 4, 2013 (hosted by Juergen Koepke)

Ruhr-Universit�t Bochum , Germany
Nov. 6, 2013 (hosted by Sumit Chakraborty)

Stockholm University , Sweden
16 January 2014 (hosted by Eve Arnold)

Plymouth University ,UK
11 February 2014 (hosted by Antony Morris)

Universit� Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clermont-Ferrand , France
25 February 2014 (hosted by Estelle Rose-Koga and Ali Bouhifd)

University of Gdansk ,Poland
4 April 2014 (hosted by Monika Dolinska)

Claude Hillaire Marcel, Universite du Quebec, Montreal, Canada,
The Arctic Ocean in the Cenozoic climate system Abstract


Bordeux University, France
April 26, 2013 (hosted by Frederique Eynaud)

Tromso University, Norway
Sept. 11-14, 2013 (hosted by Husum Katrine)

Aarhus University, Denmark
Sept. 14-18, 2013 (hosted by Bo Barker)

University of Vienna, Austria
Oct. 10, 2013 (hosted by Michael Wagreich)

University of Algarve, Portugal
Oct. 24, 2013 (hosted by Cristina Veiga)

Geological Survey of Portugal, Lison, Portugal
Oct. 28, 2013 (hosted by Antje Voelker)

University of Haifa, Israel
Nov. 6, 2013 (hosted by Nicolas Waldman/Carlota Escutia)

Universite Paris VI, Institut de Physique du Globe, France
Nov. 13, 2013 (hosted by Laure Meynadier)

University of Triestre, Italy
Nov. 18, 2013 (hosted by Renata G. Lucchi)

University of Liverpool, UK
Dec. 18, 2013 (hosted by Fabienne Harret-Davies)

Past Lecturers 2010/2012

In the "Deep Biosphere and Subseafloor Ocean" theme:
Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, MARUM, University of Bremen, D

Benthic archaea - the unseen majority with importance to the global carbon cycle revealed by IODP drilling Abstract


Kai-Uwe Hinrichs' past and current scheduled lectures:

University of Michigan, USA
October 29, 2010

ICBM, University of Oldenburg, Germany
December 01, 2010

Center for Geomicrobiology, University of Aarhus, Denmark
June 14, 2011 (hosted by Beth Orcutt)

Department of Geology, University of Tromso, Norway
September 30, 2011 (hosted by Jurgen Mienert/Katarzyna Zamelczyk)

University of Stockholm, Sweden
(hosted by Nils G. Holm) University of Perpignon, France
October, 2011 (hosted by Serge Berne)

In the "Solid Earth Cycles and Geodynamic" theme:
Dominique Weis, PCIGR, University of British Columbia, CDN

What do we know about mantle plumes and what more can we learn by IODP drilling? Abstract


Dominique Weis' past and current scheduled lectures:

University of Toronto, Department of Geology, Toronto, Canada
March 30, 2011 (hosted by Rebecca Ghent )

University of Ottawa, Department of Earth Sciences, Ottawa, Canada
March 31, 2011 (hosted by Sandra Sheperd )

Ghent University,Belgium
May 10, 2011 (hosted by David Van Rooij, Marc De Batist, Marlina Elburg )

University of British Columbia,Canada
September 15, 2011 (hosted by Dominique Weis )

University of Potsdam,Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam, Germany
October 24, 2011 (hosted by Jens Kallmeyer )

Cardiff University,Department for Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff, UK
October 28, 2011 (hosted by Matt O'Regan )

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
October 31, 2011 (hosted by Helmut Weissert )

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU), Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Munich, Germany
November 04 , 2011 (hosted by Helen Pfuhl )

University of Victoria,Canada
March 31, 2012 (hosted by Laurence Coogan )

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU), Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Munich, Germany
May 25 , 2012 (hosted by Kai-Uwe Hess )

Stockholm University, Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
May 28 , 2012 (hosted by Ines Nobre Silva)

coming also:

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
(hosted by Anne de Vernal )

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, Armilla, Granada, Spain
(hosted by Carlota Escutia Dotti )

Universita degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Milano, Italy
(hosted by Stefano Poli, Elisabetta Erba )

University of Copenhagen, Department of Geography and Geology, Copenhagen, Denmark
(hosted by Hans Thybo )

University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography, Helsinki, Finland
(hosted by Juha Karhu, Kari Strand )

CRPG-CNRS, Nancy, France
(hosted by D. Jousselin, Jerome Lave )

In the "Environmental Change, Processes and Effects" theme:
Helmut Weissert, ETH Zurich, CH

Carbon cycle, oceans and climate in the Cretaceous: lessons from Ocean Drilling (DSDP to IODP) and from records on continents Abstract


Helmut Weissert's past and current scheduled lectures:

Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Institut fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie, Muenster, Germany
December 09, 2010 (hosted by Harald Strauss )

University of British Columbia, Earth and Ocean Science Dept., Vancouver, Canada
April 28, 2011 (hosted by Roger Francois )

Unidade de Geologia Marinha, Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG), Amadora, Portugal
June 06, 2011 (hosted by Fatima Abrantes and Antje Voelker )

University of Bristol, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Bristol, UK
June 16, 2011 (hosted by Corey Archer )

University of Plymouth, UK
October 17, 2011 (hosted by Antony Morris )

University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds. UK
November 24, 2011 (hosted by Bridget Wade )

Past Lecturers 2008/2010

ECORD Distinguished Lecturers for the serie 2008/2010:

In the "Solid Earth Cycles and Geodynamics" theme:

Achim Kopf, MARUM, University of Bremen, D

Subduction mega-earthquakes and other geohazards: IODP NanTroSEIZE as a type example for complex scientific drilling

In the "Environmental Change, Processes and Effects" theme:

Peter Clift, University of Aberdeen, UK

Mountain Building and the Development of the Asian Monsoon: A chicken and egg problem for the IODP

In the "Deep Biosphere and the Subseafloor Ocean" theme:

R. John Parkes, University of Cardiff, UK

The Sub-seafloor Biosphere: the largest prokaryotic habitat on Earth?

Past Lecturers 2006/2008

ECORD Distinguished Lecturers for the serie 2006/2008:

In the "Solid Earth Cycles and Geodynamic" theme:

Benoît Ildefonse, CNRS, Université Montpellier 2, F   

Building the crust at mid-ocean ridges: the scientific ocean drilling perspective.

In the " Deep Biosphere and Subseafloor Ocean" theme:

Judith McKenzie, ETH Zurich, CH   

Exploring the Deep Biosphere beneath the seafloor with the scientific ocean drilling

In the "Processes and Effects of Environmental Change" theme:

Paul Wilson, School of Ocean & Earth Science, National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton, UK   

Palaeo-greehouses and Palaeo-icehouses: Understanding changes in global climate - the last 100 million years

Photos credits: From top to bottom, The Chikyu sails the seas (© JAMSTEC), Transit from I/V Oden to the drillship Vidar Viking during the IODP Arctic Coring Expedition (photo:ECORD/IODP), 3D map of the drill sites within the Lomonossov ridge - IODP Arctic Coring Expedition (photo: ECORD/IODP), JOIDES Resolution drillship(photo: ODP).


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