|Key ICDP research themes (source: icdp-online.org)|
|Delegates of the 2016 ICDP training course on continental scientific drilling (courtesy of ICDP)|
|Imaging a core on the line scanning device at the |
BGR Core Repository (the core is rotated
during a scan producing an ‘unrolled’ image
of the whole outer surface)
Whilst in Potsdam I was able to visit the Sanssouci park that contains several palaces, including the Neues Palais built in the 18th century. One room, the Grottensaal (Grotto Hall), is particularly impressive being encrusted with over 24,000 shells, rocks and fossils – an idea for what to do with those rock collections back home perhaps?
|A section of marble wall encrusted with geological specimens|
Overall, the training course and workshop were extremely useful and provided a great opportunity to meet others involved in continental scientific drilling. If you are, or will be, involved in an ICDP drilling project I thoroughly recommend applying for next year’s course (details will be announced here).
By Jack Lacey (Centre for Environmental Geochemistry and Stable Isotope Facility, British Geological Survey). Jack is involved in the ICDP Scientific Collaboration on Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid (SCOPSCO) project.