Site summaries (continued)

Site NP-12

Priority: Secondary
Position: 22°47.5370′N, 46°4.8250′W
Water depth (m below sea level): 4455
Target drilling depth (m below seafloor): 555
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): Pending IODP Environmental Protection and Safety Panel review
Survey coverage (track map; seismic profile): SCS03, Shotpoint 2300
• Track map (Fig. AF1)
• Seismic line (Fig. AF13)
Objective(s): Core sediments (55 m) and drill/​core uppermost basement to 555 mbsf
Drilling program: • APC/​XCB to basement
• RCB core to 555 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