Saturday, 30 July 2011

Earthquake triggers research in Pacific Ocean

The rig floor of the JOIDES Resolution scientific drilling vessel. (Credit: IODP)
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international marine research program that explores Earth's history and structure recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks, and monitors subseafloor environments. IODP builds upon the earlier successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), which revolutionized our view of Earth history and global processes through ocean basin exploration.

Geology.com publishes a story about the Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project (CRISP) expedition carried out by the scientific drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, and the nearly 1,500 m of sediments collected from the ocean floor off the coast of Costa Rica, revealing records of some two million years of tectonic activity along a seismic plate boundary.

You can find more on this story in the original sources:

http://geology.com/press-release/pacific-earthquake-triggers/
http://iodp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=577&Itemid=1237

The CRISP research site is located 174 km (108 miles) off Costa Rica. IODP image.

4 comments:

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abigael barker said...

I'm pretty sure that the crews if the vessel also undergo to another rigging training to also fit in with the new drilling program the whole ship is undergoing to. Also I do appreciate all the efforts in ocean exploration to be able to learn more about the tectonic activities beneath the ocean.

George Bonner said...

Surely this action will affect the overall pricing of oil in the market. No matter what, I think, it is always better top put the condition of majority rather than considering what will benefit on organization or corporation.

Tia Parkes said...

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