Marine Coring at Margins

May 1-2, 1997 – Palisades, New York
Convener: Greg Mountain, Neal Driscoll



Additional platforms for shallow water drilling that complement the strengths and capabilities of the JOIDES Resolution are required to address fundamental questions about continental margin development and evolution. One of the major objectives of margin studies is to assess the morphologic and stratigraphic response of the continental margins and sedimentary basins to a number of environmental forcing functions over a variety of scales. More complete core recovery and downhole logging across the entire continental margin from shallow to deep is required for understanding the links between fundamental physical processes and the formation of the preserved stratigraphic record.


Workshop Report (pdf)


Organizing Committee


Gregory Mountain, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Neal Driscoll, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution