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Oman DP sampling party onboard DV Chikyu completed!

After two months of hard work onboard the DV Chikyu the ChikyuOman2018 team have completed comprehensive logging of 1700 m of core! A huge thank you to all who contributed to make this a success, as part of the science party,...

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DSEIS Post Drilling Workshop

Participants of the DSEIS Post Drilling Workshop SEP-2018

Post drilling in deep South African gold mines, Moab Khotsong and Cooke 4 mine, ICDP-Dseis is holding a seminar meeting at the CSIR, Nelson Mandela Mining Precinct in South Africa. The meeting is attended by international...

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Oman Sampling Party onboard drilling vessel Chikyu

In the next two months the cores taken during Phase II of the Oman Drilling Project will be described and analyzed onboard Chikyu. The scientists work in groups - the igneous, alteration, structural, geochemistry, physical...

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Marco Bohnhoff

Marco Bohnhoff is Professor for Experimental and Borehole Seismology and head of GFZ-section 4.2 'Geomechanics and Rheology'. He brings ICDP experience through his role as PI in various ICDP projects (GONAF, Koyna, STAR). 

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ICDP Executive Committee Meeting in China

The Executive Committee discusses about 12 Full Proposals, seven Workshop Proposals and one Pre-Proposal submitted by January 15, 2018. Workshop Proposals will be decided on by the EC, while Full Proposals will be decided on by...

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first geological video contest for everybody; an initiative by the "Società Geologica Italiana".

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Oman Drilling

The final core of OmanDP Phase 2

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Oman Drilling

first core from site BA4A

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ICDP Training Course 2018

on Planning, Management and Execution of Continental Scientific Drilling Projects. Deadline for application: March 15, 2018

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ICDP Image Video

The ICDP Image Video is now online

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Job Offer


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ICDP Post-Operations International Workshop

This post-operation workshop in Pune, India highlights the achivements of the Koyna Pilot Hole drilling and discusses opportunities for future deep drilling at Koyna, a world-class site for studying reservoir-triggered...

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New milestone in Songliao Drilling

SK-II completed its stage IV (216mm diameter) last November at the depth of 5922.58m and after a long winter shutdown, started its final stage V (152mm diameter) on 4th May, 2017. As at the hole bottom, the temperature rises to...

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Scientific Drilling Short Course

by Hokkaido University Summer Institute, applications now open

Postgraduate students and early career scientists including industry are kindly invited to apply. The course comprises three modules officially adopted by Hokkaido University’s Summer Institute, as follows:

  1. 3D Earth Structure - from the field to the drillcore
  2. Multiscale geophysical characterisation of Earth materials, and application to scientific drilling
  3. Interpretation of past Earth environments from core samples

Dates: 18 June - 2 July: Compulsory course with some fieldwork, lectures, and core workshop, 2 July - 7 July 2018: Optional field trip around Hokkaido. To apply for each course, simply click the "Application" tab at the page, where students can see the "Application Process”. Applications must be submitted online between 1 and 28 February 2018.

More info: Virginia Toy and Toru Takeshita

The three courses uniquely combine lectures, practical exercises in a workshop where we will examine drillcore on loan from IODP, and fieldwork. The field component is critical as it provides a large-scale/more continuous context for the observations participants may make when logging drilled cores in future. International participants shall enroll in all three courses, which can be officially completed in 2 weeks, but with the option to stay in Japan for a field trip around Hokkaido in the following week.