UK Meetings

ICDP-UK workshop

The 1st ICDP-UK workshop was held on 3 July 2012
Report on kick off meeting 3.7.12Harm's presentation


ICDP-UK science show case workshop

The BGS will be hosting a science showcase of existing and up and coming ICDP co-funded projects on Wednesday 23th September 2015. The speakers and presentation titles are listed below. If you would like to attend please contact Melanie Leng.

Prof Stephen Hesselbo

Integrated understanding of the early Jurassic Earth system and Timescale (JET)

Prof Philip Barker

Drilling of the crater Lake Challa near Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Tanzania

Dr Dan Condon

Geologic Research through Integrated Neoproterozoic Drilling (GRIND)

Prof Melanie Leng

Scientific Collaboration On Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid (SCOPSCO)

Prof Charles Cockell

Chicxulub Impact Crater

Prof Henry Lamb

Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP) - using scientific drilling to understand the paleoclimate context of human evolution

Dr Mike Rogerson

The Lake CHAd Deep DRILLing Project (CHADRILL) - unravelling 10 million years of environmental and climatic changes in Africa

Dr Mike Rogerson

Investigating Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateway Exchange (IMAGE)

Prof Paul Pearson

Tanzania Onshore Paleogene Integrated Coring (TOPIC) - Eocene paleoclimate stratigraphy and deep biosphere

Dr Juerg Matter

Scientific Drilling in the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman

Dr Catriona Menzies

Deep Fault Drilling Project (DFDP) - Alpine Fault New Zealand

Dr James Riding

CONtinuous Coring Of the Cenozoic (CONOSC) - onshore soutern Northe Sea basin

Dr Susan Loughlin

Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) - exploration for supercritical geothermal resources

Dr Nick Roberts

Collisional Orogeny in the Scandinavian Caledonides (COSC): Mountain belt dynamics and present-day impacts


The first ICDP-UK meeting was held at the British Geological Survey (Environment Research Centre, Keyworth) on Tuesday 3rd July 2012.

Programme for the ICDP-UK kick off meeting

Melanie Leng. SCOPSCO : Scientific Collaboration On Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid (progress on the deep drilling, the climate history, and evolutionary pressures).

Philip Barker. DeepChalla: prospects of deep drilling Lake Challa, Kilimanjaro.

Henry Lamb. The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: current status, people and plans.

Paul Pearson. Drilling hemipelagic sediments onshore in Tanzania: past experiences, future opportunities and integration with proposed IODP drilling (with Bridget Wade).

Stephen Hesselbo. Mochras revisited: a new global standard for Early Jurassic Earth history.

Mike Branney. Miocene explosive super-eruptions near Yellowstone, and the HOTSPOT drilling project.

Joanna Morgan. Joint IODP-ICDP drilling of the Chicxulub impact crater.

Damon Teagle. Evolution of the physical, geochemical and mechanical properties of the Alpine Fault Zone: A journey through an active plate boundary (with Dan Faulkner, Elisabetta Mariani, and Catriona Menzies and the DFDP2 Team) with some extra thoughts on the Kelemen et al. Oman Ophiolite Drilling Project.