Highlights

14.10.2017

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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17.05.2017

Hydrofrac tests in the Koyna pilot hole

The tests were carried out by a team comprising experts from Mesy-Solexperts and scientists from the Borehole Geophysics Research Laboratory (BGRL). The tests, made in the granitic basement, are the first of it's kind in the...

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01.05.2017

EGU 2017

EGU 2018 will take place April 8-13 in Vienna - we are looking forward seeing you there!

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27.04.2017

Important Transition at ICDP

Left: Brian Horsfield. Right: Axel Liebscher

As Chair of the ICDP Assembly of Governors, I have the bittersweet task of announcing the retirement of Brian Horsfield, who has ably served as the Chair of ICDP’s Executive Committee for the past six years. During Brian’s...

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27.03.2017

SAG Meeting in Bern

Group Photo Further evaluation at the Executive Committee meeting in June 5-6.

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20.11.2016

DeepChalla

East Africa

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03.11.2016

DeepCHALLA

Drilling successfully completed with 225 m of drilled core

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30.08.2016

India renewed membership

MoU between University of Earth Sciences, India and GFZ Potsdam signed on August 30.

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04.01.2016

20 Years of ICDP

The Union Symposium Speakers

Deep Geofluids: the bringers of change

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20.05.2015

Inauguration of the ICDP-GONAF downhole observatory

More than 40 Scientists from seven countries came together for the inauguration of the ICDP GONAF downhole observatory (Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault). The workshop was held in combination with the...

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11.10.2013

Heat and Mass Transport

Volcanism, Tectonics, and Heat Flow in the Wake of the Yellowstone Mantle Plume

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Colorado Plateau Coring Project

Petrified Forest National Park (USA)

See the video with first impressions from the drill site.

The Petrified Forest cores will provide a quantitatively sound reference section in which magnetostratigraphic, geochronological, environmental, and paleontologic data are registered to a common thickness scale with unquestioned superposition and will provide pristine unweathered samples. With such a reference section in hand the entire massive assemblage of outcrop data from the PFNP and the surrounding region can be integrated into the global framework. The hole will be deviated 30° from vertical for core-bedding orientation intersections to be used as an azimuthal guide; additionally, the orientation of the core will be registered to the hole wall using whole-core-scans and compass-oriented acoustic and optical televiewer images and dipmeter surveys. Core orientation will facilitate the recovery of a high-resolution magnetic polarity stratigraphy for correlation to the fossil-rich outcrop sections. The polarity sequence will be calibrated by a series of high-precision U-Pb zircon dates obtained from discrete levels in the core, and provide critical data to fill the geochronologic gap in global time scales for the Late Triassic.

Main Science Questions

The age-calibrated chronostratigraphy of the PFNP core will be used to address major issues of early Mesozoic biotic and environmental change including; 1) Were marine and continental biotic turnover events in the Late Triassic coupled? 2) Was the largest magnitude faunal turnover event on land during the Late Triassic synchronous with the giant Manicouagan bolide impact? 3) Does the NSF-funded Newark basin astronomically-calibrated Newark Basin time scale based on the NSF funded Newark Basin Coring Project fit independent radioisotopic dates from the Chinle Formation? 4) Is the orbitally forced (Milankovitch) cyclical climate change recorded in the Newark basin lacustrine reflected in the largely fluvial Chinle and Moenkopi formations?