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May 19, 2016
IDPO
Request for Community Input - Draft 2016 Long Range Science Plan - IDPO

Will you need an ice core or an access hole drilled in a glacier or ice sheet in the coming decade? If so, please read on and send us your input!

Each year in the spring the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program works with its Science Advisory Board and with the research community to update the IDPO Long Range Science Plan. This Plan identifies the science in the coming decade that will require the use of ice drilling technology and expertise for the community. This also drives the formation of other plans, including the IDDO Long Range Drilling Technology Plan. The plans provide the basis for multi-annual planning for the actions and drill development projects of IDPO-IDDO and others, and the plans give the funding agencies advance notice of upcoming community science needs.

If you will need an ice core or a hole drilled in a glacier or ice sheet in the coming decade, please make sure that the high-level articulation of your science is captured in the current draft update of the Long Range Science Plan!

Please read through the draft Long Range Science Plan and send corrections, updates, or additions to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu ASAP or not later than May 31, 2016.

Submission deadline: 31 May 2016

To download the working draft, please visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml#scienceplan



 
March 14, 2016
IDPO-IDDO
Winter 2015-16 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO

The WINTER 2015-16 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- SPICECORE Drilling Successfully Surpasses Depth Goal!
- Successful Support Across Antarctica
- Equipment Development: Agile Sub-Ice Geological (ASIG) Drill, Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) Drill
- 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

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/



 
February 18, 2016
IDPO
4-April DEADLINE: Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Research Opportunities (16-541) - IDPO

Earlier this week, NSF announced the 2016 Antarctic Research Opportunities (16-541) solicitation for proposals. Please note that NSF's full proposal deadline is May 16, 2016.

* If your NSF proposal requires any kind of ice drilling, ice coring, or borehole logging support from the IDDO group at the University of Wisconsin, you must contact IceDrill@dartmouth.edu at least 6 weeks prior to the proposal deadline, in this case by April 4, 2016. *

IDPO/IDDO contact deadline: Monday, 4 April 2016
NSF full proposal deadline: Monday, 16 May 2016

For more information about requesting ice drilling support, visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

For information and ideas about partnering with the IDPO for broader impacts, please visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

For information about the 2016 Antarctic Research Opportunities (16-541) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519



 
February 9, 2016
IDPO
Subglacial Access Drilling: IDPO Science Planning Workshop - IDPO

Dates: May 22-23, 2016
Place: Herndon, Virginia, USA

Scientific discoveries achieved from, within, and beneath the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, ice caps and valley glaciers are critical to society today, but large group endeavors are not achieved without significant advance planning. What is your vision for future subglacial science? The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is hosting an interdisciplinary science community planning workshop to identify the science drivers, targets, and timelines of subglacial access drilling for the coming decade. Outcomes from the workshop will be used in the IDPO Long Range Science Plan for 2016-2026. This workshop, originally scheduled for January but postponed due to winter storm Jonas, has been rescheduled to May 22-23, 2016.

The goal of this workshop is to form consensus within the U.S. science community on scientific goals, potential drilling targets, and proposed dates and timelines for major science projects that will require subglacial access drilling over the coming decade, possibly in joint endeavors with international partners. This information will be used in the 2016-2026 update of the IDPO Long Range Science Plan, which is the foundation for identifying and developing appropriate drilling technologies for use in larger projects defined by the U.S. science community. The workshop will be held on May 22-23, 2016, at the Washington Dulles Marriott Suites Hotel in Herndon, VA. All interested scientists who will be seeking science funding from a U.S. agency are encouraged to participate, including, but not limited to, those from the fields of glaciology, paleoclimatology, glacial geology, biology, and earth science. Scientists should come to the workshop prepared to summarize scientific research questions to be addressed by subglacial drilling in the coming decade, and to identify likely target areas, technologies needed, and timelines for completion of projects that they are likely to propose in the near-term or long-term future.

There is no registration fee for the meeting. For more information, visit the WORKSHOP'S WEBSITE.

** Registration for the meeting closes on Friday, May 6. **



 
November 19, 2015
IDPO-IDDO
Fall 2015 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO

The FALL 2015 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- 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

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/



 
October 21, 2015
IDPO
Fall AGU Town Hall Meeting: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions - IDPO

Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU Town Hall Meeting

Date: Thursday, 17 December 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Place: Moscone West - Room 2002

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is once again organizing a Town Hall meeting at the Fall AGU Meeting entitled 'TH43G: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions'. Ice sheets and the underlying bedrock and sediment and permafrost hold crucial evidence of past climate and cratonic geology. National and international collaboration for drilling in the remote polar regions requires strategic coordination between science, technology, and logistics. This town hall will provide the research community with updates on IDPO-IDDO, IPICS, RAID, and WISSARD initiatives. Opportunities for community involvement will be showcased, and input from the audience will be solicited.

AGU meeting website for more information:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/10019

For further information, please contact
Mary Albert (Mary.R.Albert at dartmouth.edu)



 
October 2, 2015
IDPO
New Master Class from Polar Educators International - What will happen to penguins and other Antarctic animals: Evidence of climate change in Antarctica from a marine perspective - Linda Morris

Polar Educators International (PEI), a vibrant network promoting polar education and research to a global community, (http://www.polareducator.org) is pleased to announce the fourth in the Master Class Series targeting a dual audience:

  • Educators seeking cutting-edge professional development on the latest science discoveries
  • Researchers interested in learning proven strategies for communicating scientific concepts in a clear and meaningful way to non-technical audiences

What will happen to penguins and other Antarctic animals: Evidence of climate change in Antarctica from a marine perspective, features leading researcher, Dr. Jose Xavier, and polar educator, Patricia Azinhaga. See the ATTACHED FLYER advertising the class.

Webinar date/time:
26 October, 2015 at 2100 GMT/UTC

To participate, register at: http://vuw.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sT9syGaoLYx9Xv

NOTE: if you are unable to take part in the live webinar, you can still take part in the Master Class by watching the archived version which will be posted on the PEI website discussion group after completion - registration is required.

Online discussion forum will follow the web seminar:
28 October - 11 November, 2015

Cost:
Free to all participants. (Membership in PEI is required for participation in Master Class activities.)

Further information on how to participate is available at:
http://www.polareducator.org/activities/master-class

Many thanks for helping us get the word out about this exciting opportunity!

PEI Executive Committee and Master Class Working Group



 
September 11, 2015
IDPO-IDDO
Summer 2015 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDDO

The SUMMER 2015 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- 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: Agile Sub-Ice Geological Drill, Intermediate Depth Drill, Blue Ice Drill-Deep, Winkie Drill
- Long Range Science and Long Range Drilling Technology Plans Updated
- APECS IDPO Webinar
- Ice Core Working Group Virtual Meeting
- Borehole Logging Working Group Presentation
- Drilling Support to Science Projects

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/



 
August 10, 2015
IDPO
7-September DEADLINE: Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Arctic Research Opportunities Proposals - IDPO

As a reminder, the NSF 2015 Arctic Research Opportunities (14-584) full proposal deadline is October 19, 2015.

* If your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling, ice coring, or borehole logging support from the IDDO group at the University of Wisconsin, you must contact IceDrill@dartmouth.edu at least 6 weeks prior to the proposal deadline, in this case by SEPTEMBER 7, 2015. *

For more information about requesting ice drilling support, visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

For information and ideas about partnering with the IDPO for broader impacts, please visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

For information about the 2015 Arctic Research Opportunities (14-584) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521



 
June 11, 2015
IDPO-IDDO
Spring 2015 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO

The SPRING 2015 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- 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

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/



 
May 5, 2015
IDPO
Request for Community Input - Draft 2015 Long Range Science Plan - IDPO

Will you need an ice core or an access hole drilled in a glacier or ice sheet in the coming decade? If so, please read on and send us your input!

Each year in the spring the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program works with its Science Advisory Board and with the research community to update the IDPO Long Range Science Plan. This Plan identifies the science in the coming decade that will require the use of ice drilling technology and expertise, and it drives the formation of the associated IDDO Long Range Drilling Technology Plan. Together, the two plans provide the basis for multi-annual planning for the actions and drill development projects of IDPO-IDDO, and the plans give the funding agencies advance notice of upcoming community science needs.

If you will need an ice core or a hole drilled in a glacier or ice sheet in the coming decade, please make sure that the high-level articulation of your science is captured in the current draft update of the Long Range Science Plan!

Please read through the draft Long Range Science Plan and send corrections, updates, or additions to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu ASAP or not later than May 26.

Submission deadline: Tuesday, 26 May 2015

To download the working draft, please visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml#scienceplan



 
March 10, 2015
IDPO-IDDO
Winter 2014 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO

The WINTER 2014 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- 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

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/



 


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