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Deep Geodynamic Laboratory - Gulf of Corinth



DGlab Gulf of CorinthThe development of an in-situ earth sciences laboratory has been undertaken in the rift of Corinth in order to investigate various aspects of crustal deformation. Although it is more particularly centered on seismic risk assessment, the facility will also be instrumental for the development of methods for more efficient exploration and production of hydrocarbons.

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The DGLab project "Deep Geodynamic Laboratory-Gulf of Corinth" will contribute to the development of an European seismic hazard research facility. Its main objective concerns the documentation of hydraulic and mechanical behaviour of faults as well as the acquisition of data required for seismic risk mitigation. The mechanical behaviour of faults will be investigated through the instrumentation of deep boreholes intersecting active faults and designed for obtaining data on the physics of earthquakes and aseismic fault motion. This facility will also include a set of deep permanent seismic sensors to document seismic signals at depth. The DGLab-project is thus aimed at the development of an efficient research infrastructure.



Europe, Greece, Gulf of Corinth, Aigion



38° 15' 20'' N, 22° 4' 14'' E (Please scroll down to end of page for more information.)


Project Start and End
  • Begin of drilling July 9, 2002
  • End of drilling September 25, 2002
  • Final depth: 1001.0 m


Programs and Funding


Principal Investigators
  • Günter Borm, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Department 6.0, Geotechnologies
  • Francois-Henri Cornet, Université de Strasbourg 1, Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, Sismologie
  • Ioannis Vardoulakis (?), National Technical University of Athens
  • Efstathios D. Chiotis, Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Athens


Partners and Contractors



Active Faults, Aigion, CORINTH, Dglab, Earthquakes, Geothermy, Greece, ICDP-2002/13, Rift Zones


Current State



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