14 June 2017

The SPRING 2017 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available.

5 May 2017

Send corrections, updates, or additions to Icedrill @ ASAP or not later than May 25, 2017.

02 March 2017

Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Research Opportunities (17-543) program solicitation

Requesting Field Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from IDPO-IDDO, you must include a Letter of Support/Scope of Work (LoS/SoW) document from IDPO-IDDO in the proposal. Researchers are asked to provide IDPO-IDDO with a detailed support request six weeks prior to the date the LoS/SoW document is required. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Equipment - Newly Available

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Agile Sub-Ice Geological (ASIG) Drill

The ASIG Drill is capable of drilling through 700 meters of ice, taking pieces of ice core along the way, and then recovering 5-6 meters of bedrock core. Read more...

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Winkie Drill

An agile rock coring unit adapted by IDDO for subglacial rock coring. Using standard AW34 drill rod, the system has a depth capability of 120 meters. Read more...

Equipment - Active Development

Foro Drill

Lighter, more robust version of 4-Inch Drill.

Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill

Lightweight, field portable hot water drill for sediment-laden lake ice. Read more...

Stampfli 2-Inch Drill

Very lightweight, PI-operable system for 2"-diameter firn cores.

Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID)

Rapidly core through ice sheet and into bedrock below. Read more...

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The U.S. Ice Drilling Program conducts integrated planning for the ice drilling science and technology communities, and provides drilling technology and operational support that enables the community to advance the frontiers of climate and environmental science.