FAR-DEEP Core Archive: Further Opportunities for Earth Science Research and Education

  • Victor A. Melezhik
  • A. R. Prave
Part of the Frontiers in Earth Sciences book series (FRONTIERS)


The three-volume treatise, Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation, documents the scientific findings of the International Continental Drilling Program’s (ICDP) FAR-DEEP venture (Fennoscandian Arctic Russia – Drilling Early Earth Project). The major outcome of the drilling project was the successful recovery of a total of 3.5 km of pristine cores that provide the international Earth science community an exceptional opportunity to study Palaeoproterozoic Earth history. The core archive contains a record of many of the hallmark events of that time, such as the first worldwide glaciation, the earliest and one of the largest positive isotopic excursions of the global C cycle, and arguably the world’s oldest supergiant oilfield, and offers the chance for undertaking a wide variety of exciting research and educational activities.


Black Shale Sulphur Isotopic Composition Lava Breccia Earth Science Research Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological Survey of NorwayTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Centre for GeobiologyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of St. AndrewsSt AndrewsScotland, UK

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