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...promoting Earth Science research worldwide

ICDP-funded scientific drilling projects address fundamental questions of outstanding societal relevance and interest such as sustainable georesources, environmental change, and natural hazards. We are happy to answer general inquiries about scientific drilling or connect you with a qualified person and appropriate representatives from ICDP projects.

How ICDP works

see how ICDP works and how the society benefits from continental scientific drilling

ICDP Science Plan

Our four prime science themes for the decade 2020-2030


ICDP/ECORD/IODP joint Science Themes: Scientific drilling on continents & in oceans


BASE (South Africa) 2021

Barberton Archean Surface Environments (BASE): Drilling precambrian sedimentary strata in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa

HSPDP (Kenya) 2015

Documentary about the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP)

MexiDrill (Mexico) 2017

ICDP MexiDrill Project - Climate Clues Lake Chalco, Mexico

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