Equipment

IDDO maintains and operates existing ice drilling equipment and develops new systems with two principal foci:
1. to provide high quality ice cores, and
2. to produce boreholes that provide access to the interior and beds of ice sheets and glaciers for such purposes as embedding instruments, collecting gas samples, setting seismic charges, studying subglacial processes, and studying subglacial geology.



IDDO Equipment Assignments

The following matrix shows the status of IDDO equipment assignments. You can also view the matrix in full screen.

Legend:

Funded/Tasked Field Project

 

  MIS = McMurdo Ice Shelf   Summit = Summit Station
Proposed Field Project

 

  RIS = Ross Ice Shelf   TAM = Transantarctic Mtns
System in Development

 

  ROOS = Roosevelt Island   WAIS = West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Planned Maintenance/Upgrade (Equipment Not Available)        

 

  SDM = Siple Dome   WSD = WAIS Divide
System Available

 

  SPO = South Pole    
System Not Available

 

       

Equipment 2017 Arctic 2017-18 Antarctic 2018 Arctic 2018-19 Antarctic 2019 Arctic 2019-20 Antarctic 2020-21 Antarctic
4-Inch Drill 1
Law Dome / Requested
4-Inch Drill 2
Agile Sub-Ice Geologic Drill
Unavailable
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 1
Law Dome / Requested
NW Greenalnd / Requested
EAIS / Requested
Unavailable
EAIS / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 2
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 3
Unavailable
Unavailable
Blue Ice Drill
Law Dome / Requested
Unavailable
Chipmunk Drill
DISC Drill
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
DISC Replicate
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
Foro Drill
In Development
In Development
In Development
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
HWD, Scalable
In Development
In Development
In Development
HWD, Small 1
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
HWD, Small 2
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Intermediate Drill
Unavailable
Allan Hills / Requested
Logging Tower
Logging Winch, Deep IDDO
Logging Winch, Deep USGS
Logging Winch, Intermediate
NPX / Requested
NPX / Requested
Prairie Dog
Kangerlussuaq / Requested*
RAM Drill
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill
In Development
In Development
Stampfli 2-Inch Drill
In Development
In Development
Thermal Drill
In Development
In Development
Winkie Drill
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested

NOTES:
  1. Projects marked with a * are non-NSF projects.


Hand Augers & Associated Equipment
Equipment 2017 Arctic 2017-18 Antarctic 2018 Arctic 2018-19 Antarctic 2019 Arctic 2019-20 Antarctic 2020-21 Antarctic
Auger, 3″ IDDO 1
Auger, 3″ IDDO 2
Antarctica / Requested*
Auger, 3″ IDDO 3
Auger, 3″ IDDO 4
Auger, 3″ IDDO 5
Auger, 3″ IDDO 6
Auger, 3″ IDDO 7
Auger, 3″ IDDO 8
Auger, 3″ PICO 1
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 3″ PICO 2
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 3″ PICO 3
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 3″ PICO 4
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 3″ PICO 5
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 3″ PICO 6
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 4″ IDDO
Auger, 4″ PICO 1
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 4″ PICO 2
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, SIPRE 1
Auger, SIPRE 2
Auger, SIPRE 3
Auger, SIPRE 4
Auger, SIPRE 5
Auger, SIPRE 6
Sidewinder 1
Antarctica / Requested*
Sidewinder 2
Sidewinder 3
Kangerlussuaq / Requested*
Sidewinder 4
Sidewinder 5

NOTES:
  1. Projects marked with a * are non-NSF projects.