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

The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, ICDP invites scientists from upcoming scientific drilling projects to apply for the

ICDP Training Course on Continental Scientific Drilling

to be held from November 18-23, 2018 at the Geocenter KTB in Windischeschenbach (Germany). This training course will touch upon all relevant aspects of continental scientific drilling, including project planning and management, pre-site surveys, drilling engineering, sample handling and storage, on-site studies, downhole logging, data management, and post-drilling measures. The training course is recommended for master students, doctorate students and post-docs involved in scientific drilling.

Deadline for application is September 14, 2018. Decisions will be communicated by end of September. 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, expenses including those for travelling, visa, meals and accommodation will be covered by ICDP. Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, and at least two letters of support.   

Please send your application including the support letters as single pdf file to icdp-outreach(at)

More information on ICDP training measures can be found at

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