|One hundred ICDP stakeholders from across the world and member countries|
met at GFZ in Potsdam to discuss ICDP into the future.
Over the 2 days we discussed ways in which the operations could be bettered, for example ICDP staff helping more with the over sight of the drilling operations, ICDP having a greater equipment pool (especially for down hole logging) and attaining greater “reach” rather than outreach. Educating and training of our early career researchers was seen as a priority.
The ICDP now has the task of thinking about the suggestions of the 100 or so stakeholders. I am sure our discussions will help ICDP continue supporting the global geoscience community with great international research that is underpinned by the technically challenging and expensive drilling that ICDP enable.
One surprising outcome of the meeting was the discovery that ICDP did not have a Facebook page! This was soon rectified with the help of some of our social media users (take a look at http://facebook.com/ICDPDrilling/).
The UK is a member of ICDP and as such our geoscientists can propose and participate in world class geoscience research with teams made up from amongst the best in the world. Melanie Leng (@MelJLeng) is the UK lead for ICDP and represents the UK on the ICDP Executive Committee.
For more information have a look at the ICDP-UK website or the main ICDP website.