|The ICDP Executive Committee on Jeju Island|
The UK is a member of the ICDP and this enables consortiums of geoscientists from the UK (in collaboration with other member countries) to apply for funding to deep drill the earth through kilometres of sediments and rocks in order to get cores of pristine material for scientific study (take a look at the ICDP website for more information on current projects).
There are many reasons we want to take long cores through the Earth and, like many applications that were assessed in South Korea, they often involve assessing natural hazards including volcano and impact structures, searching for resources and understanding past climates.
Both workshop and drilling proposals were assessed at the meeting and the outcomes will be published soon on the ICDP website.
|A volcano on Jeju Island (L) and steps up to the crater (R)|
|Jeju Stone Park with sculpture from basalt|
Please feel free to contact us about ICDP activities. The next deadline for ICDP drilling and workshop proposals is January 2017. You can also keep up to date with ICDP-UK through our website.
For more information please contact Melanie Leng.