Training Course: ICDP Continental Scientific Drilling

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.

When: 5.-10. November 2017

Where: Caernarfon, UK, or at the Geocenter KTB in Windischeschenbach, Germany

Application deadline: 18 August 2017

The workshop will be held either at Caernarfon (UK) nearby the ICDP-sponsored JET drilling project or at the Geocenter KTB in Windischeschenbach (Germany). It 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 PhD students, post-docs, and scientists involved in scientific drilling.

Deadline for application is August 18, 2017. Decisions will be communicated by the end of August. 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 for travel, 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 to icdp-outreach(at)

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