International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)
http://www.icdp-online.org/
Core Data
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Helmholtz Association
Address:
Germany
Location
Telegrafenberg, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, PO: 14473 (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Germany
Participating Countries
Norway
Germany
Switzerland
Czech Republic
Sweden
India
Israel
Spain
China
Netherlands
Japan
Austria
Italy
Iceland
New Zealand
France
Finland
Belgium
United States
United Kingdom
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1996
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, ICDP is a multinational research program designed to promote and coordinate continental drilling projects with a variety of scientific objectives at drill sites of global geoscientific significance. International teams of scientists are invited to submit project proposals to ICDP for financial and logistical support of drilling operations. ICDP provides funding for high-priority projects which critically need drilling as a tool. After more than 20 years of operations, 44 drilling projects on five continents have been completed and several others are planned.

RI Keywords
Drill core, Earthquakes, Sustainable georesources, Downhole monitoring, Downhole instrumentation, Natural hazards, Ecosystems, Faults, Deep life, Plate margins, Downhole logging, Element cycles, Volcanos, Continental drilling, Climate, Impact structures
Classifications
RI Category
In situ Earth Observatories
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
ICDP

Funding for scientific drilling projects proposed by scientists from ICDP member countries (Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, PR China, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S.A., United Kingdom).

ICDP-OSG (Operational Support Group)

Operational support, instrument provision, training.

Equipment
ICDP-DLDS

We provide the Deep Lake Drilling System DLDS, a barge and drill rig system to recover sediment and rock cores from lake bottom and shallow water floors. The system consists of a wireline drilling rig capable to recover core from 1400 m depth and a modular barge of 24.4 by 7.3 meters size. The DLDS has been deployed successfully on Lake Van in Turkey, the Dead Sea in Israel and Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. The operator of the DLDS is GTE the successor of DOSECC Exploration Services.

ICDP-MSCL

ICDP provides a multi sensor core logging (MSCL) device for whole round and split hard rock and soft rock cores with or without liner. Maximum core diameter is 10 cm, maximum length of a core section is 1.5 m. The MSCL is equipped with sensors for p-wave verlocity, magnetic susceptibility, and spectrum gamma (U, Th, K). Avaliable is furthermore a radioactive source (137Cs) and a detector for gamma density. The radioactive source will be provided and shipped only in justified exceptional cases. The MSCL is provided on a first come, first serve base. ICDP projects can apply for it in the full proposal. Manpower for on-site operation and maintanance of the MSCL must be provided by the project. The use is free of charge except shipping costs and travel costs of the operator for attending a training (if needed).

ICDP-OSG

Downhole logging equipment, core logger, core scanner.