DREAM Deep Drilling meeting, 27 April 2017

A one-day meeting on DREAM Deep Drilling has been held on Thursday April 27th 2017 at the  Museum of Natural History in Vienna, hosted by Mathias Harzhauser.

The meeting will address the Grant Period-1 goals to: Prepare for scientific drilling, Implement field data acquisition (Seismic site survey, other….), Implement seismic data interpretation.

Grant Perios activities involved: Working Group Meeting to set up a roadmap to prepare for IODP riser drilling with the Drilling Vessel Chikyu.

Grant Period Outputs: Identification of drillsites in the Levant and Western Mediterranean Basin. Site survey needs, identification of drilling hazards.

The meeting will be a review of the drilling initiatives with the following tentative schedule:

  • discuss the present situation with permits for the DREAM proposal;
  • discuss realistic options of Chikyu drilling;
  • discuss a new JR drilling proposal, for the Eastern Mediterranean.


Training School Preparation Workshop, 21-23 February 2017

The MEDSALT network organizes a Training School Preparation Workshop on from 21st to 23rd of February 2017 in Piran (Slovenia) with the purpose of preparing an agendo for the four MEDSALT training schools to be offered throughout the life of the project.

Training school themes:

  • Messinian Salinity Crisis
  • Salt Tectonics, fluids and geohazards
  • Deep Biosphere
  • Deep Earth to surface processes interactions