Core Logging for Phase 2 of the Oman Drilling Project Starts on D/V Chikyu

On 7 July 2018, members of the Oman Drilling Project boarded the drilling vessel Chikyu in Shimizu port, Japan, to begin logging cores collected during Phase Two fieldwork, which took place from November 2017-February 2018. The team will spend the next two months living and working on board the ship, which houses one of the best core logging facilities in the world. 

On 7 July 2018, members of the Oman Drilling Project boarded the drilling vessel Chikyu in Shimizu port, Japan, to begin logging cores collected during Phase Two fieldwork, which took place from November 2017-February 2018. The team will spend the next two months living and working on board the ship, which houses one of the best core logging facilities in the world. 

This summer’s core logging activities will mirror last summer’s successful work when scientists from a variety of disciplines spent two months aboard the Chikyu, performing detailed, IODP-standard logging of 1500m of core. 

You can follow the team’s progress on Twitter, @OmanDrillProj and #chikyuoman

Visit the Oman Drilling Project website for more information. 

All photos courtesy of the Oman Drilling Project. 

Oman DP Scientists on Chikyu
Scientists aboard the Chikyu, ready to begin two months of core logging.
EPM Yusuke and Curator Shiga preparing the Moho.
Expedition Project Manager Yusuke Kubo and Curator Shiga preparing the Moho.
X-ray CT data beautifully demonstrate the paleo-Moho in CM1A core
X-ray CT data beautifully demonstrate the paleo-Moho in CM1A core.


 

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