09/10/2022: Arrived at 20.7m with 95% core recovery
Another couple of big days for the DIVErs. Only a half day of drilling on Saturday, but we are now at 20.7m with over 95% core recovery from 0.0m. The core is amazingly competent with near 100 % RQD. Going slow with the RoP to ensure absolute verticality for the future borehole seismometer c.a. 300m. ICDP Scientists Katja Heeschen and Thomas Wiersberg are on site helping with mDIS, core scanning, and setting up the online gas monitoring (OLGA) system. ISTere Grenoble are ready to go with the OLGA support. The science offices are still evolving and we expect to have lots more core images, and analysis in the next days.