S.No Country Date and Year of Sign Partner Agency Areas of Cooperation Major Accomplishments
1 Germany 7th January 2011 for a period of 5 years (2011-2016) In August 2016, MoU was renewed for another 5 years i.e. from 2016-2021, and later extended further up to 6th January 2026. Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany MoU on the membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)

The MoU is facilitating engagement of internationally renowned experts from ICDP to accomplish scientific deep drilling and associated investigations in the Koyna region. As a part of the membership agreement, ICDP also provides technical/ operational support, facilitate capacity building in terms of manpower training in key scientific areas. India is also represented on two panels of ICDP, viz, Assembly of Governors and Executive Committee.