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The Swedish Scientific Drilling Program was initiated in 2013 to promote and coordinate Swedish interests in continental and ocean scientific drilling.

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The Swedish Scientific Drilling Program (SSDP) supports Swedish interests in continental and ocean scientific drilling with an emphasis on the Swedish memberships in the International Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program/International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP, via the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling, ECORD).

Building on the successful (but purely continental) Swedish Deep Drilling Program (SDDP), SSDP coordinates Swedish interests, ambitions and resources in scientific drilling, effectively closing the gap between the continental and ocean research drilling communities that is not represented in their widely overlapping objectives. SSDP transforms scientific drilling from a method that is used only in complex and often intangible projects to a scientific tool for Swedish high-quality research in Earth Sciences.

Via the links in the menu above you can learn more about SSDP, about on-going and planned projects, and about research infrastructures that are available to Swedish researchers. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and ideas. Maybe you are interested in participating in an existing project or you plan to launch a new project? We can help!

 

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Sweden is a member of the
International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) and
the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD),
which joined the Intregrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP#1) in 2003.
In October 2013, ECORD joined the International Ocean Discovery Program - Exploring the Earth under the sea (IODP#2).
These memberships are funded by the Swedish Research Council.