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

The KTB

1987

Because of the highly successful German Continental Deep Drilling Program KTB, Germany was asked to take a lead role and to organize an international meeting to examine the scientific justification and management needs for a multilateral international scientific drilling program.

The former KTB site is nowadays used as test facility for downhole logging.