Site summaries (continued)

Site GC-02B

Priority: High
Position: Lat 36°19'02.38"N (36°19.039), Long 7°43'04.89"W (–7°43.081) (WGS 84)
Water depth (m) 980
Target depth (mbsf): 433
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): Pending EPSP/TAMU Safety Panel approval
Previous drilling in area: None
Comments: Jurisdiction: Portugal
Potential hazards: shallow gas, shallow-water flow, soft seabed, strong currents
Survey coverage (track map, seismic profile) • Bathymetric sketch with proposed Site GC-02B and seismic lines position on the contourite depositional system on the middle slope of the Gulf of Cádiz (Fig. AF8)
• Multichannel seismic reflection (MCS) profile (Line Tasyo L-8) of the western area of the central sector of the middle slope (Fig. AF9)
Objectives (see text for complete details): Synsedimentary neotectonic control on architecture and evolution of the countorite depositional system
Drilling/coring program: Double APC to refusal, then single XCB/RCB hole to 433 mbsf
Temperature measurements: APCT-3
Downhole logging program: Standard tools: triple combo, FMS-sonic, VSI
Anticipated lithology: Sands, silts, clays, and marls