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International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) - National

New Zealand membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) is led by GNS Science, Victoria University of Wellington, Otago, Canterbury, and Auckland Universities

New Zealand joined the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) in 2009 after strong support that arose out of interest in the Deep Fault Drilling Project (DFDP), Alpine Fault.

Applications to ICDP for training, workshops, or project funding may be submitted by any New Zealand scientist, and we encourage the development of new ideas and preproposals to ICDP.

The future structure of the New Zealand Continental Scientific Drilling Program (NZCDP) is still open to consultation.

The goal of NZCDP is to coordinate and enhance continental scientific drilling capability and projects within New Zealand.

The participating research institutions and key contacts are:

Research institutions mentioned in the section above currently fund New Zealand's ICDP membership. ICDP provides, through a competitive application process, both training and workshop funding to help scientists develop drilling proposals. It is rare for ICDP to fund >50% of a drilling project, so it is always necessary to consider other sources for the remaining required funds (e.g., Marsden Fund or Industry funding).

Links

New Zealand Scientific Continental Drilling (NZCDP) homepage

Contact the NZ CDP office here

International Continental Scientific Drilling Programme (ICDP)

Deep Fault Drilling Project (DFDP) - Alpine Fault Wiki

In addition, the DrillNZ Wiki contains extensive information on drilling-related activities in New Zealand.

Alpine Fault Project

The Deep Fault Drilling Project (DFDP) proposes to drill, sample, and monitor the Alpine Fault in the South Island to better understand fundamental processes of rock deformation and earthquakes.