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India's Membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program
Jun 18, 2016

The Union Government has given its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by signing an MoU with the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for geosciences.

  • This is a government-funded, Public Law Foundation of the State of Brandenburg, Germany.
  • By signing the MoU on the membership for a period of five years with ICDP, India would enable engaging internationally renowned experts with profound expertise in different aspects of scientific drilling in order to accomplish deep drilling and associated investigations in Koyna region.
  • As a part of the membership agreement, India will get a seat on two ICDP panels—Executive Committee (EC) and Assembly of Governors (AOG).
  • ICDP will provide technical/operational support, facilitate capacity building in terms of manpower training in key scientific areas, sample and data management and support workshops for the Koyna scientific deep drilling project undertaken by Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • As a member of ICDP, scientists/engineers from India would have right to submit proposals, to participate in all ICDP co-funded workshops and drilling projects and have access to all data results from ICDP projects.
  • This will shed new light on the genesis of seismicity and better understanding of earthquake processes.


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