Laboratory in Situ - Five Shallow Boreholes
An interdisciplinary drilling program advancing the field of interactions among earthquakes, fluids, rocks, and biosphere.
A modern, comprehensive laboratory at depth will study three interconnected areas of primary research:
earthquake swarms, fluid flow through the crust and mantle-derived CO2 and He degassing, and the composition and processes of the deep
biosphere. Specifically, such a laboratory will comprise a set of five shallow boreholes some of them with 3D seismic array.
The laboratory will be established under the International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP) to have unique multi-parameter
observation of earthquake swarms and related phenomena.