ICDP Training Course ”Drilling in Active Fault Zones”

Bohrarbeiten am Franz-Josef-Gletscher in Neuseeland: Alpine Fault ICDP-Bohrung (DFDP, Foto: T. Wiersberg, GFZ)

06.10.2014| Franz Josef, New Zealand: The annual ICDP Training Course is taking place from October 5 to 10 at the Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand, nearby the simultaneously running Alpine Fault ICDP-Project (DFDP).

The training course touches upon relevant aspects of scientific drilling in active fault zones, including lecturers on drilling engineering, samples and sampling strategies, pre-site studies, downhole logging, permanent downhole monitoring, data management, and project planning and management.Practical exercises and a one-day visit of the drill site help deepen the acquired expertise.

Invited are 33 Scientists from 13 countries, including New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada, Finland, India, China, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Swiss, Spain and Germany, who are involved in running or upcoming scientific drilling campaigns. Scientists from the GFZ attend the Training Course as lecturers. More information on the Training Course and ICDP Training activities can be found here.

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