[DGLAB] DGLAB - Deep Geodynamic Laboratory - Gulf of Corinth

Climate & Ecosystems
Sustainable Georesources
Natural Hazards

Year of Application: 2002

Expedition ID: 5013

Current Status: beendet

active faults
rift zones
Master Data

Prof. Dr. Günter Borm (First-PI)

Prof. Dr. Helmut Heinisch (PI)
Prof. Dr. Joerg Erzinger (PI)
Prof. Dr. Christof Lempp (PI)

Dr. Thomas Wiersberg (OSG)
Dr. Andrea Förster (Scientific Participant)
Prof. Dr. Heinz Hötzl (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Georgios Maniatis (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Detlev Rettenmaier (Scientific Participant)

Projektstart: 9 July, 2002
Projektdauer: 2
Geologisches Alter: pliocene

Latitude: 38°15'20''N


Regionen & Städte:


Longitude: 22°4'14''E



hard rock

Drilling Data

Drilling Depth: 1001.0
Core Yield: 51.5
Core Length: 293.0
Amount of Drill Holes: 1
Amount of Drill Locations: 1

Core Length-Drill Depth-Ratio: 5.14
Core Yield-Core Length-Ratio: 17.58


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.

Related Publications

Janssen, C., Wenk, H. R., Wirth, R., Morales, L., Kemnitz, H., Sulem, J., Dresen, G. (2016). "Microstructures and their implications for faulting processes –Insights from DGLab core samples from the Gulf of Corinth" Journal of Structural Geology 86 p62-74

Ikari, Matt J., Kopf, Achim J. (2011). "Cohesive strength of clay-rich sediment" Geophysical Research Letters 38 p1-5

Chavarria, J. Andres, Goertz, Alex, Karrenbach, Martin, Paulsson, Bjorn, Milligan, Paul, Soutyrine, Vlad, Hardin, Alan, Dushman, David, LaFlame, Lisa (2007). "The use of VSP techniques for fault zone characterization: An example from the San Andreas Fault. " The Leading Egde 26 p770-776

Sodoudi, F. , Kind, R., Hatzfeld, D., Priestley, K., Hanka, W., Wylegalla, K., Stavrakakis, G., Vafidis, A., Harjes, H.-P., Bohnhoff, M. (2006). "Lithospheric structure of the Aegean obtained from P and S receiver functions" Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 111 p1-23

Prevedel, B., Kück, J. (2006). "New Developments in Long-Term Downhole Monitoring Arrays" Sci. Dril. 2 p34-36

Maniatis, Georgios (2006). "Quantification of the Activity of Tectonic Fault Systems in the Region of the Gulf of Corinth (Greece)" Dissertation

Rettenmaier, Detlev, Giurgea, Vlad, Hötzl, Heinz, Förster, Andrea (2004). "The AIG10 drilling project (Aigion, Greece): interpretation of the litho-log in the context of regional geology and tectonics" Comptes Rendus Geoscience 336 p415-423