On 29 August 2009 we began a series of intensive dives to install instruments at our Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) 1027 (Cascadia Basin) location. This site, in the centre of the Juan de Fuca Plate, is critically important for several NEPTUNE Canada research projects, including Ocean Crustal Hydrogeology , Seismograph Network and West Coast "Tsunami-meter" .
Ocean Crustal Hydrogeology
Ten boreholes were drilled across the Juan de Fuca Plate between 1991 and 2003 by the Ocean and Integrated Ocean Drilling Programs (ODP/IODP) expressly for the installation of "CORK" (Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kit) hydrologic observatories. These CORKs allow geoscientists to...Read more