Past Issues

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2017 Spring

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  • IDDO Welcomes New Field Support Manager
  • Antarctic Cargo Returns to Madison
  • Field Support to 2017 Arctic Projects
  • Equipment Development
  • IDPO and IDDO Lead Successful Science Advisory Board and Technical Advisory Board Meetings in Madison, WI
  • White Papers from the Subglacial Access Science Community Planning Workshop Available
  • IDPO Involved in Multiple Education and Outreach Events
  • IDDO Driller, Robb Kulin, Selected by NASA to Join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class
  • Requesting Ice Drilling Support
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2016 Winter

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  • Successful Deployment of IDDO's Two New Rock Coring Drills
  • 2016-2017 Antarctic Field Season Wraps Up
  • Equipment Development
  • IDPO Involved in Multiple Education and Outreach Events
  • IDPO Hosts Successful Town Hall at AGU Fall Meeting
  • Requesting Ice Drilling Support
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2016 Fall

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  • IDDO Equipment On Its Way to Antarctica for 2016-2017 Field Season
  • Field Support to Antarctic 2016-2017 Projects
  • Equipment Development
  • Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU Town Hall Meeting
  • Call for Nominations: Science Advisory Board to the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office
  • 2016 Technical Advisory Board Meeting
  • Education and Outreach
  • Requesting Ice Drilling Support
  • Field Support to Science Projects
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2016 Summer

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  • Winkie Drill System Tested at IDDO Warehouse
  • IDPO Hosts Successful Subglacial Access Science Community Planning Workshop in Herndon, VA
  • GreenTrACS Successfully Uses IDDO Hand Auger and Sidewinder to Collect Shallow Ice Cores
  • Equipment Development
  • Long Range Science and Long Range Drilling Technology Plans Updated
  • IDPO Involved in Multiple Education and Outreach Events
  • IDDO Field Support Manager Vacancy
  • Requesting Ice Drilling Support
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2016 Spring

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  • ASIG Drill North American Testing Successfully Completed in New Proof of Concept Ice Well
  • Winkie Drill Development in Full Swing
  • IDPO Leads Multiple Events at the National Science Teachers Association Conference
  • Equipment Development
  • IDPO Leads Successful Science Advisory Board Meeting in Arlington, VA
  • Acknowledgement of IDPO-IDDO in Publications
  • Updated Data Management and Data Reporting Requirements for NSF Division of Polar Programs Research Awards
  • Requesting Ice Drilling Support
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
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2015 Winter

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  • SPICECORE Drilling Successfully Surpasses Depth Goal!
  • Successful Support Across Antarctica
  • Equipment Development
  • IDPO Education and Public Outreach: Linda Morris Retires and Louise Huffman is Hired
  • April 4, 2016 Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Research Proposals
  • Subglacial Access Drilling: IDPO Science Planning Workshop
  • IDPO Hosts Successful Town Hall at AGU Fall Meeting
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2015 Fall

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  • Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU Town Hall Meeting
  • Subglacial Access Drilling: IDPO Science Planning Workshop
  • Applications Sought for IDPO's School of Ice 2016
  • Field Support to Antarctic Projects
  • 2015 Technical Advisory Board Meeting
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2015 Summer

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  • Beneficial, User-Identified Upgrades Made to IDDO Small Hot Water Drill
  • IDPO Launches New Course Targeting Professors at Minority-Serving Institutions
  • Acknowledgement of IDPO-IDDO in Publications
  • Scientific Field Support
  • Equipment Development
  • Long Range Science and Long Range Drilling Technology Plans Updated
  • APECS IDPO Webinar
  • Ice Core Working Group Virtual Meeting
  • Borehole Logging Working Group Presentation
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2015 Spring

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  • IDDO Receives Minerals Exploration Rig; Enters Exciting New Avenue of Subglacial Rock Coring
  • Greenland Firn Aquifer Project Battles Tremendous Snowfall
  • IDDO Continues Collaboration with UW PSL Hot Water Drilling Experts to Make User-Identified Upgrades to Small Hot Water Drills
  • Beneficial Design Upgrades Continue for 4-Inch 'Foro' Drill
  • IDPO Advances School of Ice
  • IDPO Leads Successful Science Advisory Board Meeting in Arlington, VA
  • Requesting Ice Drilling Support
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
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2014 Winter

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  • Rewarding Debut of Intermediate Depth Drill at South Pole Station
  • Continued Success on Taylor Glacier
  • WAIS Divide Schedule Challenges and Achievements
  • ASIG Drill Development Project Paves the Way for Subglacial Access
  • IDPO Hosts Successful Town Hall at AGU Fall Meeting
  • Preparations Underway for School of Ice, a Professional Development Course
  • NSTA Web Seminar – Fire and Ice: Snow Albedo and Our Future
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2014 Fall

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  • Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU Town Hall Meeting
  • Field Support to Antarctic Projects
  • Education and Public Outreach
  • 2014 Technical Advisory Board Meeting
  • Media Kit
  • Field Support to Science Projects
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2014 Summer

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  • Long Range Planning Identifies the Direction of Research and Enables Drilling Technology
  • IDPO Leads Reviews of Two IDDO Drills in Development
  • Successful Field Test of IDDO's new Intermediate Depth Drill System in Greenland
  • Cosmogenic Carbon-14 Core Project Successfully Completed Following Early Season Challenges
  • IDPO Educational Outreach Develops New Interactive Map
  • New Technology for the Community
  • Construction of the Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID) Begins!
  • Don Lebar Retires After Nearly 13 Years as Head of UW-Madison's Ice Drilling Group
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2014 Spring

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  • Changing Seasons for Field Project Support: Wrapping up a Successful Antarctic Season and Readying for a Bustling Arctic Season
  • New Technology for the Community
  • IDPO Organized Workshop for Future Deep and Intermediate Depth Ice Coring
  • Don Lebar Announces Retirement
  • Drilling and Logging Support to Science Projects
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2013 Winter

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  • Successful Project Support Amidst an Uncertain Antarctic Field Season
  • Equipment Development
  • Dartmouth, UNH and UW-Madison Continue Leadership of U.S. Ice Drilling Science and Engineering
  • Educational Outreach
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2013 Fall

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  • Field Support to Antarctic Projects
  • Equipment Development
  • Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions Town Hall Meeting
  • Educational Outreach
  • Field Support to Science Projects
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2013 Summer

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  • Scientific Drilling
  • Equipment Development
  • Planning for the Future
  • Educational Outreach
  • Fiscal Challenges Facing the U.S. Antarctic Program — A Message to the U.S. Antarctic Program Research Community
  • WAIS Divide Ice Core 2013 Science Meeting
  • Conference Announcement: International Workshop on Ice Caves, Idaho Falls, USA, August 2014
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
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2013 Spring

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  • Scientific Drilling
  • Equipment Development
  • Planning for the Future
  • Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open - 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
  • WAIS Divide Ice Core 2013 Science Meeting
  • New Video on Ice Core Processing
  • Educational Outreach
  • IDPO/IDDO Media Kit
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
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2012 Winter

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  • Replicate Coring Ice Drilling Technology is Successful
  • Intermediate Depth Drill
  • NSF Press Release on the Completion of Deep Drilling at WAIS Divide, Antarctica
  • 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
  • Deep Logging Winch
  • IDPO Leads Community Events at AGU
  • Planning for the Future
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
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2012 Fall

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  • Field Support to Antarctic Projects
  • Future Plans for the DISC Drill
  • Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions Town Hall Meeting
  • 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
  • Intermediate Depth Logging Winch Now Available for Community Use
  • Educational Outreach
  • Visit Us on Facebook
  • NSF Solicitation for Ice Coring and Drilling Program for the Office of Polar Programs
  • U.S. SCAR Office and ANSWER News Digest Move to Ohio State University
  • South Pole 1500 m Ice Core
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2012 Summer

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  • Replicate Coring System Characterization Testing Underway
  • Intermediate Depth Drill Starts Taking Shape
  • Intermediate Depth Logging Winch in Fabrication
  • Rapid Access Ice Drill
  • Technical Advisory Board Meeting
  • GISP2 Borehole Casing
  • New Drilling Fluid
  • Change Management Policy
  • New Outreach Effort
  • Educational Outreach
  • Ice Drilling Technology Workshop Proceedings
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2012 Spring

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  • 2011-2012 Antarctic Field Season Successfully Completed
  • DISC Drill Replicate Coring Testing
  • Badger-Eclipse Drill Utilized for Driller Training
  • New Hand Auger Prototype Tested
  • Rapid Access Drill Feasibility
  • Science Advisory Board Working Groups
  • Educational Outreach
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
  • U.S. Ice Drilling Program Media Kit
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2011 Winter

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  • Drilling Completed of the WAIS Divide Main Ice Core
  • Drilling Completed at Taylor Glacier, Antarctica for Study of Ancient Atmospheres
  • Replicate Coring System
  • Rapid Access Ice Drill
  • Intermediate-Depth Drill
  • Educational Outreach
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
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2011 Fall

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  • Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions Town Hall Meeting
  • Field Support to Antarctic Projects
  • Intermediate-Depth Drill
  • Intermediate-Depth Logging Winch
  • Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID)
  • Replicate Coring System
  • Follow Us on Twitter
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2011 Summer

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  • Overview of Activities
  • Multidisciplinary Science on the Greenland Ice Sheet is Enabled by Agile Ice Core Drills
  • Interdisciplinary Community Workshop Examines the Future for Ice Coring and Drilling
  • Education and Outreach
  • IDDO Career Opportunity - Mechanical Engineer(s) Needed!
  • IPICS 2012 Open Science Conference
  • Long Range Science Plan 2011-2021 and Long Range Drilling Technology Plan
  • 2011 Technical Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
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2011 Spring

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  • Overview of Activities
  • Deepest U.S. Ice Core Drilled in West Antarctica
  • New Drilling Technology Enables Study of Ancient Atmospheres
  • Unique Ice Drilling Technology Developed for Increased Sampling of Key Events
  • 2011 Long Range Science Plan - Request for Community Input/Comment
  • Science Planning Workshop Review
  • Drilling Support to Arctic Field Projects
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2010 Winter

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  • Science Planning Workshop
  • Drilling Support to Science Projects
  • Intermediate Drill
  • DISC Drill
  • Replicate Coring System
  • Educational Outreach
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2010 Fall

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  • Town Hall Meeting at AGU
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Outreach
  • Field Support to Antarctic Projects
  • Replicate Coring System
  • Intermediate Drill
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2010 Summer

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  • Long Range Integrated Planning
  • Planning Improvements to Agile Drilling
  • Planning for New Capability
  • Drilling Shallow Cores
  • WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core
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2010 Spring

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  • Draft Long Range Science Plan
  • Update of Field Drilling Support (January - March, 2010)
  • Development Highlights (January - March, 2010)