Site summaries (continued)

Site NP-6

Priority: Secondary
Position: 22°45.0651′N, 46°5.3795′W
Water depth (m below sea level): 4448
Target drilling depth (m below seafloor): 640
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): Pending IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel review
Survey coverage (track map; seismic profile): SCS08, Shotpoint 6198
• Track map (Fig. AF1)
• Seismic line (Fig. AF9)
Objective(s): Core sediments (140 m) and drill/​core basement down to 640 mbsf
Drilling program: • APC/​XCB to basement
• RCB core to 640 mbsf
• 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