BGS 55m rockdrill (RD2)

Equipment Type: Drilling Equipment

The BGS 55m Rockdrill (RD2), is one of our newest remotely operated sampling system. RD2 is capable of coring up to 55m below sea floor in water depths up to 4000m and is operated via its own launch and recovery system (LARS). The system can continuously core in 1.7m sections, and can be outfitted with additional sensors such as gas-flow meters and down-hole logging tools.

The RD2 system will be used in conjunction with the Bremen University (MARUM) MeBo sea-floor rockdrill on future International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expeditions implemented by the ECORD Science Operator (ESO).

Contact Name: 
Iain Pheasant
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