ECORD Summer School:
July 4 – 8, 2022
DEADLINE to apply: April 19, 2022
Hosted by the University of Leicester and in its sixth year, this year’s ECORD Summer School: Downhole Logging for IODP Science will be once more organized online. This new format aims at offering a continuity in the schools knowledge transfer while international travels and in person meetings are still limited.
This Summer School introduces the interpretation and applications of downhole logs and physical property data primarily from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The School 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 log data and integrating them with other datasets based on real world applications.
Participants will gain experience in:
- Data quality assessment and basic processing
- Scientific Log interpretation
- Synthetic seismogram construction
- Stratigraphic correlation using downhole log data
- Insights into offshore logging planning and operations
The 2022 ECORD Summer School: Downhole Logging for IODP Science will take place online 4 to 8 July 2022. The participation fee is £95.
The 5-day Summer School encompasses 30 hours of CPD-accredited training in petrophysics. The school will offer synchronous as well as asynchronous online sessions to facilitate participation from a wide range of time zones every day. The school will include a mixture of interactive lectures, workshops and exercises exploring different aspects of scientific downhole logging within IODP and beyond.
Note: the course is comprised of a full week of lectures, exercises, and a group project, therefore it is a notable time commitment. If you are scheduled to be offshore, have field work or similar commitments during the week of the summer, please do not apply.
The application deadline is April 19, 2022. Email your application to email@example.com. The application must include:
- Completed application form
- 2-page letter of motivation (2 pages including letterhead, do not exceed) highlighting:
- your current project and
- how you plan to use downhole-logging and physical properties data in your future research, and
- how your interests and expertise connect to IODP
- 1-page resume
- Letter of support from your supervisor (if you are an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student)
Please ensure, that your application is complete, on time, and follows the guidelines outlined above. Due to the generally large volume of applications, the ones not adhering to the guidelines will be rejected outright.
Applications will be accepted until 19 April 2022 11.59pm GMT. A panel selected from the organizer and lecturer pool will then evaluate the applications. The school anticipates the invitation of 30 participants to join the online summer school. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 31 May 2022.
For more information, as well as to download the application form for the school, please visit the ECORD Summer School page on the University of Leicester website.