Take learning to new depths

Share the amazing word of scientific ocean drilling with us! 

Below is a collection of  resources to engage students, teachers, and the wider community with an amazing array of scientific ocean drilling discoveries, as well as inspiring learning and enrichment opportunities for postgraduate and undergraduate students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from a variety of fields. 


Students and ECRs from ANZIC member institutes gain exclusive access to a wealth of specialised training and development opportunities in scientific drilling  and related fields around the world. This can include funding to attend international workshop programs, Summer Schools and conferences to learn from and with a vibrant global community of scientists. 
Check back here regularly for current learning opportunities.

Apply now: ECORD Summer School
Downhole Logging for IODP Science

This Summer School introduces the interpretation and application of downhole logs and physical property data with an IODP focus.
The hands-on course explores the unique insights these data bring to a range of fields, including paleoclimatology, sedimentology, hydrogeology, and broader geological and ecological processes.
ANZIC will provide funding to cover travel and course fees for ANZIC participants accepted on the course.

Find out more and apply by 15 February.

The GLASS Summer School (held in the IODP Gulf Coast Repository, Texas) is a unique opportunity for post-grad students and ECRs to learn key skills in interpreting glacial marine sediment cores.
These cores provide the opportunity to ground truth past environmental conditions and the response of ice sheets to warmer-than-present climates - critical for models of future climate warming, ice sheet melt, and sea level rise.
If accepted into GLASS, scholarships for Australian and New Zealand participants may be available through the generous support of SCAR-Instant and ANZIC.

JR Academy

Australian & New Zealand First Nations undergraduate students are invited to apply to set sail on the JR for an unparalleled adventure in STEM exploration, hands-on experiences and career development.
Applications are now closed.


55 years of scientific ocean drilling has led to countless important discoveries, from proving plate tectonics to understanding meteorite impacts and mass extinctions; from discovering life deep beneath earth’s crust to revealing 65 million years of past climate history, or understanding geohazards like earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Below is a collection of resources to engage students, teachers, and the wider community with scientific ocean drilling discoveries and inspire the next generation!

Artworks to colour

Dr. Deborah Tangunan - Artist and Research Fellow at Cardiff University - has created these fabulous colouring pages depicting the intricate world of microfossils and what they tell us about the Earth's history. The link takes you to Deborah's files.