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Dead Sea

Dead Sea scientific core drilling company project, located in Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea drilling project, located in Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea project, located in Ein Gedi, Israel, a 2011-2012 scientific core drilling services project that was ICDP-funded.

The Dead Sea as a Global Paleo-environmental, Tectonic and Seismic Archive


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A borehole in the deep basin of the Dead Sea (at water depth of ~200m) will recover a continuous sequence of the Pleistocene-Holocene sedimentary record. The core will provide a high-resolution record of the paleoenvironmental climatic, seismic and geomagnetic history (in scales ranging from sub-stage, through millennial, to sub decadal) of the East Mediterranean region.

Additionally this sequence will serve as a basic scale for basin development studies of this extraordinary sedimentary environment (e.g. salt formation) and the understanding of the geotectonic environment along the Dead Sea Transform fault.

Read more about this scientific core drilling services project at ICDP.