ICDP Workshop: Oman Drilling Project
This is the home website for the Oman Drilling Project. The material here includes proposals to the International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP) and the Sloan Foundation. It also includes publications reporting on the results of the Oman Drilling Workshop in Palisades NY in September 2012, sponsored by the ICDP, the Sloan Foundation's Deep Carbon Observatory, and the US National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition, it includes a report on the Workshop on Geological Carbon Capture & Storage in Mafic and Ultramafic Rocks, held at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman in January 2011, sponsored by the ICDP, the NSF, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), Sultan Qaboos University, the European Science Foundation, the UK IODP organization, InterRidge and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. The ICDP Oman Drilling proposal is currently in revision for invited resubmission on January 15, 2014. Additional proposals - seeking matching funds, for drilling, geophysical logging, core description and an initial reports volume - are pending or planned with the NSF, the Sloan Foundation, the European Science Foundation, the UK Natural Environment Research Council, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche, and Japanese funding agencies. Please direct questions to Peter Kelemen, c/o Karen Benedetto. <firstname.lastname@example.org>."
Alkaline spring in travertine near the village of Falaij, left, and carbonate veins in peridotite, right, from the active peridotite carbonation system in Oman. Samples from both photosyield 14C ages of less than 30,000 years.
See Kelemen & Matter (2008) and Kelemen et al. (2011) for more information.