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

Downhole logging equipment, core logger, core scanner.

Funding
National Public Funding Organisations
Membership fees from member countries
Date of last update: 03/11/2017