Caribbean Geological Evolution

November 17-21, 1987 – Oracabessa, Jamaica
Convener: Robert Speed


This workshop developed scientific ocean drilling initiatives in the Caribbean region by (1) providing an up-to-date assessment of major problems of the origin and evolution of Caribbean basins and bordering terranes, their structure and histories of motion, sedimentation, and water mass transfer, (2) ascertaining and prioritizing the advances in understanding thematic and regional problems in the Caribbean region that can be made by ODP drilling, (3) formulating and recommending a drilling strategy that can lead to solutions of high priority problems and (4) identifying and assembling a community of active scientists who will advance Caribbean studies under ODP by submission of specific drilling proposals or by the promotion of such submissions.

Workshop Report (pdf)


Robert Speed, Northwestern University