Applications are now open for the 2023 ECORD Summer School: Downhole Logging for IODP Science, which will take place in person from 22-28 July 2023 at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) will cover the travel cost, accommodation, food and course participation fee for the 2023 Downhole Logging for IODP Science Online Summer School for one accepted Australian and one accepted New Zealand participant from ANZIC member institutions. You will need to obtain travel insurance from your home institutions.  Eligible participants must have received an invitation from EPC to attend. 

Australian and New Zealand applicants must apply using the ANZIC form below. Please send your applications and questions to the ANZIC Office at by 31 March 2023.

About the 2023 ECORD Summer School

The Summer School introduces the interpretation and applications of downhole logs and physical property data primarily from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The course explores the relevance and unique insights of these data for a range of fields, including paleoclimatology, sedimentology, hydrogeology, and broader geological and ecological processes such as sediment provenance and water column productivity.

The Summer School is open to applicants from all career stages and geoscience backgrounds. However, the course is tailored for individuals who:

  • are early in their career and/or would like to introduce and make use of more physical properties data in their research and/or;
  • would like to get more involved in IODP in some capacity, either through accessing and using data or sailing on an IODP research expedition.

Introductory sessions on petrophysics, the study of the physical (and chemical) properties of rocks and their interactions with fluids, are at the heart of the Summer School. These core principles are then used for insight into broader marine geoscience questions and environments through practical exercises and presentations that provide experience of interpreting downhole logging data and integrating them with other datasets based on real world science applications.

Participants will gain insight into:

  • Data quality assessment
  • Basic data processing using commercial software
  • Scientific log interpretation
  • Stratigraphic correlation using downhole log data
  • Offshore logging planning and operations

For more information, visit the 2023 ECORD Summer School webpage.