History

Potsdam Conference

There has long been bilateral international co-operation in a number of scientific drilling projects. However, a multi-national continental drilling program, was only formed in the mid 1990s after a conference on the establishment of an International Continental Scientific Drilling Program and a number of successive meetings with representatives of funding organizations.

STEPPING STONES

Supporting Continental Scientific Drilling

A perspective from within and without

In October 2016 the ICDP celebrated its 20th anniversary with a conference held in Potsdam by discussing the way forward in geosciences, how national funding agencies can strengthen scientific drilling in the future, and how the Operational Support Group, an important element of ICDP since the beginning of the program, shall be involved in upcoming projects.

Therefore, about 100 selected people have been invited by ICDP to partake, people with views from within and people with views from without.

A White Paper describing OSG's way forward is now in preparation, summarizing the conference output.

Conference Presentation Slides

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