Call for participation: CSDCO Science Planning

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 13:00

The CSDCO coordinates the development of long-range science plans through community engagement and prioritization.

The Science Plan identifies the compelling scientific questions in the coming decade requiring drilling or coring activities, and the infrastructure (drilling tooling, downhole survey equipment, lab instrumentation, etc.) required to meet the scientific goals. The plans prioritize resource development by the CSDCO, and give funding agencies a roadmap for upcoming community scientific needs.

If you plan to core or drill on Earth's continents in the next 10 years (including in lakebeds), regardless of the scope of your project, your ideas should be included in the Science Plan. Review the Plan and send comments and additions to CSDCO staff at

January 2017: Early Draft Science Plan now available for review and comment.

Learn more about the Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office (CSDCO):


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