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International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)
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
China
Italy
Germany
United States
New Zealand
Norway
Iceland
India
Sweden
Austria
France
Switzerland
Belgium
Czech Republic
Netherlands
Japan
United Kingdom
Spain
Israel
Finland
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1996
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 20 years of operations, 44 drilling projects on five continents have been completed and several others are planned.

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

Operational support, instrument provision, training.

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).

Equipment
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.

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.

Date of last update: 12/06/2019
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