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Volume 4, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 4, 99–109, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-4-99-2015
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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 4, 99–109, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-4-99-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 18 May 2015

Research article | 18 May 2015

Simple, affordable, and sustainable borehole observatories for complex monitoring objectives

A. Kopf et al.

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Seafloor drill rigs are remotely operated systems that provide a cost-effective means to recover sedimentary records of the upper sub-seafloor deposits. Recent increases in their payload included downhole logging tools or autoclave coring systems. Here we report on another milestone in using seafloor rigs: the development and installation of shallow borehole observatories for the MARUM-MeBo seafloor drill developed at University of Bremen, Germany.
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