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 2021-22 Antarctic
4-Inch Drill 1
Law Dome / Requested
Allan Hills / Requested
Allan Hills / Requested
4-Inch Drill 2
MCM Ice Shelf / Requested
South Pole / Requested
Agile Sub-Ice Geologic Drill
Unavailable
South Pole / Requested
South Pole / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
South Pole / Requested
South Pole / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 1
Law Dome / Requested
NW Greenalnd / Requested
EAIS / Requested
Unavailable
EAIS / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 2
Camp Century / Colgan*
Taylor Dome / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Thwaites Gl / Requested
Blue Ice Drill
Law Dome / Requested
Summit / Requested
French Alps / Requested
French Alps / Requested*
Allan Hills / Requested
Allan Hills / Requested
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
Allan Hills / Requested
Logging Tower
Logging Winch, Deep IDDO
WAIS Divide / Requested
Logging Winch, Deep USGS
Logging Winch, Intermediate
NPX / Requested
NPX / Requested
Prairie Dog
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
MCM Ice Shelf / Requested
In Development
ANT Peninsula / Requested
In Development
Winkie Drill
Seymour Island / Requested
Mt Waeche / Requested
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 2021-22 Antarctic
Auger, 3″ IDDO 1
ANT Peninsula / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 2
Antarctica / Requested*
Taylor Dome / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 3
ANT Peninsula / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 4
Thwaites Glacier / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 5
MCM Ice Shelf / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 6
EAIS / Requested
EAIS / Requested
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 1
Auger, 4″ IDDO 2
Unavailable
Unavailable
Auger, 4″ IDDO 3
Unavailable
Unavailable
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*
ANT Peninsula / Requested
ANT Peninsula / Requested
Sidewinder 2
Taylor Dome / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
Sidewinder 3
EAIS / Requested
EAIS / Requested
Sidewinder 4
Thwaites Glacier / Requested
Sidewinder 5
MCM Ice Shelf / Requested

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