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International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam-German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
Location
Telegrafenberg, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, PO: 14473 (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1996
Contacts
Contact Person
Harms Ulrich
Scientific Description
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 15 years of operations, 28 drilling projects on five continents have been completed and several others are planned.

RI Keywords
Downhole logging, Downhole monitoring, Natural hazards, Deep life, Downhole instrumentation, Ecosystems, Volcanos, Impact structures, Earthquakes, Plate margins, Climate, Sustainable georesources, Drill core, Continental drilling, Element cycles, Faults
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-OSG

Downhole logging equipment, core logger, core scanner.

Funding
National Public Funding Organisations
Membership fees from member countries
Date of last update: 21/03/2017