Drilling The Eger Rift

Crust, mantle, and deep biosphere processes in an active continental rift

The ICDP project 'Drilling the Eger Rift' aims to develop the most modern, comprehensive laboratory at depth worldwide for the study of earthquake swarms (ES), crustal fluid flow, mantle-derived CO2 and He degassing, and processes of the deep biosphere. In order to reach a new level of high-frequency, near source, and multi-parameter observation of ES and related phenomena, such a laboratory will comprise of a high-frequency 3D seismic array with a set of four shallow boreholes, combined with modern continuous real-time fluid monitoring at depth (the shallow boreholes) and the study of deep biosphere.

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