Site summaries (continued)

Site NP-2

Priority: Primary
Position: 22°48.1149′N, 46°3.1753′W
Water depth (m below sea level): 4395
Target drilling depth (m below seafloor): 175
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): Pending IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel review
Survey coverage (track map; seismic profile): SCS05, Shotpoint 3935
• Track map (Fig. AF1)
• Seismic line (Fig. AF5)
Objective(s): 1. Core sediments (85 m) and uppermost basement (~90 m)
2. Install long term borehole observatory (CORK)
Drilling program: • APC/​XCB to basement
• RCB core into basement
• Conduct wireline logging and drill string hydrologic (packer) experiments
• Install long-term borehole observatory (CORK)
Logging program OR downhole measurements program: Full wireline logging program
Nature of rock anticipated: Foraminiferal ooze and sand, clay, basalt