Annual Training Course

ICDP Training measures include annual courses that cover all relevant aspects of scientific drilling, including fundamentals of drilling technology, borehole measurements and interpretation, data management, sample handling and storage, and project  management. Usually the training courses last one week and are free of charge for the attendees.

Calls for application will be announced here and published in EoS several months before the training course takes place.

Call to apply

ICDP invites Principal Investigators, project managers and leading scientists of upcoming continental scientific drilling projects to apply for the

ICDP Training Course on Planning, Management and Execution of Continental Scientific Drilling Projects

(download as pdf)

to be held from October 19-21, 2015, at the GeoZentrum KTB (Germany). This training course will touch upon relevant aspects for managing a scientific drilling project, including

  • Proposal Writing & Multi-Source Fundraising
  • Drilling Workflow & Terminologies, Reporting
  • Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)
  • On-Site Management
  • Sample Handling and Curation
  • Dowhhole Logging Planning and Execution
  • Outreach

Deadline for application is July 31, 2015; decisions will be communicated by August 10. Preference will be given to applicants involved in ICDP drilling projects, applicants from ICDP member countries, developing countries, and those from countries considering ICDP membership. For the successful candidates, costs including those for travelling, visa, and accommodation will be covered by the ICDP. Applications should include a letter of interest and a CV.

Please send your application to icdp-outreach(at)