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February 21, 2014
SCAR
Scientific Highlights for SCAR Standing Groups - IDPO

Attention Ice Drilling and WAIS Divide Ice Core Colleagues -

IF YOU HAVE ANY RECENT RESULTS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON ANTARCTIC RESEARCH (SCAR) TO BE AWARE OF, PLEASE SEND THE INFORMATION TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE MEMBER OF ONE OF THE SCAR STANDING GROUPS (either the Standing Scientific Group on Geosciences or the Standing Group on Physical Sciences):

http://www.scar.org/researchgroups/physicalscience/
http://www.scar.org/researchgroups/geoscience/

----- Message from Berry Lyons -----
We are looking for scientific "highlights" over the past year from each of the Standing Groups to present to the Treaty Parties at the upcoming meeting. So now is the time to advertise the great science that is being done by US scientists and subsidiary groups. Please send me a paragraph (a few sentences) and references/citations, where possible, about your work/results. Please respond by the end of the month to one of the SSG members mentioned below. These are your representatives to the SCAR Standing Scientific Groups.

Thanks very much in advance
http://www.scar.org/researchgroups/geoscience/

Berry

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January 16, 2014
IDPO
4-March DEADLINE: Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Research Proposals - IDPO

As a reminder, the NSF 2014 Antarctic Research (13-527) proposal deadline is April 15, 2014.

* If your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 MARCH 4, 2014. *

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 2014 Antarctic Research (13-527) funding opportunity, visit:
http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519



 
January 7, 2014
IDPO
Registration & Lodging: Feb 25-27 South Pole Ice Core and IDPO Ice Coring workshops at UC-Irvine - IDPO

As a reminder, there are two back-to-back workshops taking place in UC-Irvine on 25-27 February: the South Pole Ice Core Workshop (25-26 Feb), followed by the IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring (26-27 Feb). Community members are welcome at both workshops.

REGISTRATION:
If you plan on attending either, or both, workshops we need you to complete the short registration form at https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=15972 . We need you to complete this registration form even if you have verbally (or via email) told us that you are attending either workshop. While there is no registration fee to attend either workshop, we need you to register so that we know how many people are coming to each workshop so that the meeting room will be sized appropriately.

LODGING:
A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport. This room block is for both the South Pole Ice Core Workshop participants and the IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring participants.

Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport
8700 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine CA 92612
800.854.3012
http://atriumhotel.com

Room Block Name: SPICECore
$95.00 +tax per night
** Cut Off Date: February 8, 2014 **

WORKSHOP LOCATION:
University of California, Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
Croul Hall 3101
Irvine, CA 92697-3100
http://www.ess.uci.edu/

SOUTH POLE ICE CORE WORKSHOP:
A 1.5-day workshop will be held on 25-26 Feb 2014 at UC-Irvine to make plans in advance of the April NSF-PLR Antarctic Research solicitation deadline for proposals aimed at working on the South Pole ice core. The first drilling season for the 1500-m South Pole core is still slated for 2014-2015, so ice will be available for analysis starting in summer 2015. Among items to discuss at the Irvine workshop will be decisions on the proposed core cut plan, so that researchers can plan their projects around realistic allocations of ice volume. We expect the workshop to be light on research presentations, and heavy on time for making concrete plans. Discussions of South Pole will end by noon on 26 Feb.

For more information, visit: http://spicecore.org/meetings/2014-planning-workshop.shtml
For questions about the South Pole Ice Core Workshop, email contact@spicecore.org

IDPO COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON ICE CORING:
Community members interested in identifying the next deep and intermediate-depth drilling sites in Greenland and Antarctica (using the DISC Drill and Intermediate Depth Drill) are invited to participate with the Ice Core Working Group in a short meeting to identify community consensus on the target sites and dates at the upcoming IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring at UC-Irvine on 26-27 Feb 2014 (workshop will begin at 1:30pm on 26 Feb). Results from these discussions will form the basis of the drilling sites identified in the Long Range Science Plan for 2014-2024. There is no registration fee for the meeting. An agenda for the workshop will be posted in January.

For more information, visit: http://icedrill.org/2014-community-workshop-ice-coring/
For questions about the IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring, email icedrill@dartmouth.edu



 
December 4, 2013
IDPO
Call for Scientist Participation! - IDPO

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) has three announcements and calls for participation:

1.Community members interested in identifying the next deep and intermediate-depth drilling sites in Greenland and Antarctica (using the DISC Drill or Intermediate Depth Drill) are invited to participate in a short meeting to identify community consensus on the target sites and dates at the upcoming IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring at U.C. Irvine on February 26 & 27, 2014. Results of these discussions will form the basis of the drilling sites identified in the IDPO Long Range Science Plan for 2014-2024. IDPO can help with travel costs. If you are interested please send an email to Mary Albert ASAP, but preferably before Dec 20, at Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu. For more information, visit the WORKSHOP'S WEBSITE.

2.IDPO will support the activities of the Ice Core Working Group, as one of three working groups of the IDPO (the other two are Borehole Logging and Subglacial Access). Ice core scientists interested in serving on the ICWG should contact Mary Albert ASAP, but preferably before Dec 20, at Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu.

3.IDPO is working with the French and Italians to plan a scientific traverse from Dome C to South Pole in austral summer 2017-18, with return traverse in 2018-19. Scientists interested in the endeavor should contact Mary Albert ASAP, but preferably before Dec 20, at Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu.



 
December 2, 2013
IDPO
Fall AGU Town Hall Meeting: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions - IDPO

Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU Town Hall Meeting

Date: 12 December 2013
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Place: Moscone West Room 2003

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is once again organizing a Town Hall meeting at the Fall AGU Meeting entitled 'TH45B. Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions'. Ice sheets and ocean sediments hold crucial evidence of past climate. National and international collaboration for drilling in the remote polar regions requires strategic coordination between science, technology, and logistics. The research community is invited to hear updates on recent planning including IDPO-IDDO, NICL, IPICS, RAID and ANDRILL initiatives. Opportunities for community involvement will be showcased and input solicited.

AGU Meeting website for more information:
http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/events/th45b-scientific-drilling-in-the-polar-regions/

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



 
November 19, 2013
IDPO
Fall 2013 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO-IDDO

The FALL 2013 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- Field Support to Antarctic Projects
- Equipment Development
:: Intermediate Depth Drill
:: Deep Logging Winch
:: Blue Ice Drill-Deep
:: Shallow Basal Material Recovery Drill
:: Rapid Access Hot Water Drill
- Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions Town Hall Meeting
- Educational Outreach
- Field Support to Science Projects

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



 
September 19, 2013
IDPO
25-October Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Arctic Research Opportunities (13-592) Proposals - IDPO

The NSF 2013 Arctic Research Opportunities (13-592) full proposal deadline is December 6, 2013.

* As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 OCTOBER 25, 2013. *

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

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

For information about the 2013 Arctic Research Opportunities (13-592) funding opportunity, visit:
http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521


 
August 28, 2013
IDPO
3-September Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2) Proposals - IDPO

The NSF 2013 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2; 13-576) full proposal deadline is October 15, 2013.

* As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 3, 2013. *

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

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

For information about the 2013 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2; 13-576)funding opportunity, visit:
http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5750


 
July 29, 2013
IDPO
Summer 2013 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO-IDDO

The SUMMER 2013 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- Scientific Drilling
- Equipment Development (Intermediate Depth Drill, Deep Logging Winch, Blue Ice Drill-Deep, DISC Drill/Replicate Coring System)
- 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
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

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



 
May 30, 2013
IDPO
DRAFT 2013 Long Range Science Plan - Request for Community Input - IDPO-IDDO

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) works with the 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 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 plan! You can download the current working draft of the plan from:
http://icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml#scienceplan

Please read through the draft Long Range Science Plan and send corrections, updates, or additions to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu asap or not later than June 12.


 
April 30, 2013
IDPO
Spring 2013 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO-IDDO

The Spring 2013 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:
- Scientific Drilling
- Equipment Development (Intermediate Depth Drill, Deep Logging Winch, Blue Ice Drill)
- 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
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

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



 
April 29, 2013
IDPO
Registration Now Open: 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology - IDPO

Registration is now open for the 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology to be held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA from 9-13 September 2013.

Please note that if you previously submitted an "expression of interest" to attend the workshop you must still register to attend the workshop.

* The registration deadline is 30 June 2013. *

Abstract submission is now also open, and its deadline is also 30 June 2013.

Visit the workshop's website for information about registration, abstract submission, and accommodation.
http://icedrill.org/7th-international-workshop-on-ice-drilling-technology/

The second circular for the workshop can be downloaded at:
http://icedrill.org/7th-international-workshop-on-ice-drilling-technology/7_ws_idt_2ndcirc.pdf

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7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
9-13 September 2013
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
http://icedrill.org/7th-international-workshop-on-ice-drilling-technology/

Following in the footsteps of the six previous ice drilling technology workshops held between 1974 and 2006, the 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology will take a comprehensive look at the latest technological innovations in ice drilling technology, including ice coring, borehole logging, subglacial sampling, core logging and handling, and field logistics. The workshop will promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience among many countries and individuals who are involved in ice drilling projects. People active in the technical side of ice drilling are especially encouraged to participate, as are technical representatives from nations who have recently begun ice drilling programs for the first time.
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March 8, 2013
The Antarctic Sun
SPICE-ing it up - Peter Rejcek

New project plans to retrieve South Pole ice core beginning in 2014-15



 
February 27, 2013
IDPO
Reminder: 4-March Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Research Proposals - IDPO

The NSF 2013 Antarctic Research (13-527) proposal deadline is April 15, 2013. Please note that this proposal deadline is earlier than previous years.

* As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 MARCH 4, 2013. *

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

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

For information about the 2013 Antarctic Research (13-527) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519&org=OPP&from=home


 
February 13, 2013
IDPO
Winter 2012-13 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO

The Winter 2012-13 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- 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

As a reminder, the NSF 2013 Antarctic Research (13-527) proposal deadline is April 15, 2013. Please note that this proposal deadline is earlier than previous years.

* If your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 MARCH 4, 2013. *

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

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

For information about the 2013 Antarctic Research (13-527) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519&org=OPP&from=home


 
February 5, 2013
NSF Press Release
Antarctic Ice Core Contains an Unrivaled Detail of Past Climate - National Science Foundation

WAIS Divide Core will allow for examination of annual snowfall for each of the past 30,000 years

A team of U.S. ice-coring scientists and engineers in Antarctica, funded by the National Science Foundation, have recovered from the ice sheet a record of past climate and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that extends back 68,000 years.

Retrieved from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), the ice containing the record is known as the WAIS Divide ice core. The cylinders of ice that make up the core contain uniquely detailed information on past environmental conditions such as the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, surface air temperature, wind patterns, the extent of sea ice around Antarctica, and the average temperature of the ocean.

Successfully retrieving the core is the culmination of an eight-year project to obtain a paleoclimate record from one of the remotest parts of the continent.



 
January 4, 2013
Antarctic Sun
Copy that - Peter Rejcek

WAIS Divide team drills historic replicate ice core in West Antarctica



 
January 3, 2013
IDPO
4-March Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Research Proposals - IDPO

The NSF 2013 Antarctic Research (13-527) proposal deadline is April 15, 2013. Please note that this proposal deadline is earlier than previous years.

* As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 MARCH 4, 2013. *

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

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

For information about the 2013 Antarctic Research (13-527) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519&org=OPP&from=home


 
December 17, 2012
IDPO
Innovations in Ice Drilling Enable Abrupt Climate Change Discoveries - IDPO

A revolutionary drilling system leads to the retrieval of additional ice for evidence of abrupt climate change from the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Deep within ice sheets in the polar regions is an archive of evidence about the climate of the past. Ice cores drilled in the past have yielded amazing scientific discoveries, for example that climate can change abruptly in less than ten years, and that the CO2 in the atmosphere now is higher than evidenced from the last 800,000 years. At the WAIS Divide site, a cold area of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet where the abundant snowfall rarely melts, the ice contains many tens of thousands of years of annual information about past climate. At specific depths in the ice sheet, including from times of abrupt climate change in the past, scientists are investigating past greenhouse gas records and other evidence from the ice that will help to understand why and how abrupt changes occur.

Now, for the first time, significant innovations in drilling engineering are providing scientists with replicate ice cores from targeted depths and directions in the ice sheet. The newly developed, state-of-the-art Replicate Coring System is capable of retrieving additional ice cores from specific depths on the uphill side of the main borehole.

Continue Reading...

 
December 10, 2012
IDPO/IDDO
First Circular: 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology - IDPO/IDDO

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7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
9-13 September 2013
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
http://icedrill.org/7th-international-workshop-on-ice-drilling-technology/
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We have now posted the first circular for the 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology. The workshop will be held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA from 9-13 September 2013.

Following in the footsteps of the six previous ice drilling technology workshops held between 1974 and 2006, the 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology will take a comprehensive look at the latest technological innovations in ice drilling technology, including ice coring, borehole logging, subglacial sampling, core logging, handling and field logistics. The workshop will promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience among many countries and individuals who are involved in ice drilling projects. People active in the technical side of ice drilling are especially encouraged to participate, as are technical representatives from nations who have recently begun ice drilling programs for the first time.

You can download a copy of the first circular and register your interest to attend the workshop at:
http://icedrill.org/7th-international-workshop-on-ice-drilling-technology/

All the best,
Mary Albert (Ice Drilling Program Office)
Charlie Bentley (Ice Drilling Design and Operations)
Frank Wilhelms (Alfred-Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven)



 
October 29, 2012
IDDO
Fall 2012 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO/IDDO

The Fall 2012 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- Field Support to Antarctic Projects
- Future Plans for the DISC Drill
- Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU 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
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml



 
October 24, 2012
IDPO
Fall AGU Town Hall Meeting: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions - IDPO

Town Hall Meeting Announcement:
"Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions"

Date: 3 December 2012
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Place: Moscone Center; Moscone West, Room 2008

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is organizing a Town Hall meeting at the Fall AGU Meeting entitled "TH15G Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions". Ice sheets and ocean sediments hold important climate evidence from the past. International collaboration for drilling in the polar regions requires coordination between science, technology, and logistics. The research community is invited to hear updates on recent planning by the IDPO/IDDO, IPICS, ANDRILL, IODP, SCAR-ACE, and WAIS initiatives. Opportunities for community involvement in interdisciplinary planning will be highlighted and input solicited.

The Town Hall is on Monday, December 3 from 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm in Moscone West, Room 2008. Please check the 2012 Fall AGU Meeting website for more information:
http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/calendar/town-halls/



 
October 2, 2012
SAB
Call for Nominations: Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office Seeks Senior Scientist - IDPO

The Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is seeking a senior scientist to help guide the future direction for U.S. ice drilling activities. We are particularly interested in appointing someone who uses ice cores to study the chemistry of ancient atmospheres, but scientists with other areas of expertise will also be considered.

For additional details about the role of the SAB, including current members, tasks, and terms of reference, please visit: http://www.icedrill.org/about/sab.shtml

Please send nominations (or self nomination) for the SAB with a short letter of interest to Joseph Souney of IDPO at joseph.souney@unh.edu by October 20, 2012.

Howard Conway
Chair, Science Advisory Board to the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office



 
September 4, 2012
IDPO
Reminder: 6-September Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Arctic and P2C2 Proposals - IDPO/IDDO

The NSF 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) and the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (10-574) proposal deadline is October 18, 2012.

As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 6. *

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

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

For information about the 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund

For information about the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change - P2C2- (10-574) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5750&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund



 
August 7, 2012
IDPO
6-September Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Arctic and P2C2 Proposals - IDPO/IDDO

The NSF 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) and the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (10-574) proposal deadline is October 18, 2012.

* As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring 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 6. *

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

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

For information about the 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund

For information about the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change - P2C2- (10-574) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5750&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund



 
July 31, 2012
IDPO
Summer 2012 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO/IDDO

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the Summer 2012 quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- 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 Distills Your Research Paper into Key Points
- Educational Outreach
- Ice Drilling Technology Workshop Proceedings
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml



 
May 23, 2012
IDPO
DRAFT 2012 Long Range Science Plan - Request for Community Input - IDPO/IDDO

It is that time of year again when we solicit the ice coring and drilling community for input and comments on the Long Range Science Plan. The draft 2012 Long Range Science Plan has been updated to reflect the outcomes from the 2012 Science Advisory Board (SAB) meeting. This document is meant to be the forward planning path for our sciences. Please take the time to review the working draft and send any additional input to icedrill@dartmouth.edu by June 8; IDPO will coordinate review of the input by the SAB for incorporation into the final document. As usual, this Plan will be revisited and revised as appropriate each spring.

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

We thank you in advance for your input.



 
April 30, 2012
IDPO
Spring 2012 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO/IDDO

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the Spring 2012 quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- 2011-2012 Antarctic Field Season Successfully Completed
- DISC Drill Replicate Coring Test
- 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 Guide
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml



 
April 4, 2012
IDPO
Subglacial/Borehole Logging Working Groups: Call for Participants - IDPO/IDDO

The Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the NSF-funded Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO; http://icedrill.org) wants to ensure it captures the complete breadth of community input for on-going and future needs of the ice drilling science community. The SAB seeks to form two new working groups; each group will organize by teleconferences and webinars to update the community about progress in ice drilling foci and receive input on current community concerns and future needs.

The two working groups are:
(1) Working Group on Subglacial Access Drilling (WGSAD) that will represent the broad range of scientists interested in gaining data from beneath glaciers and ice sheets. The breadth of fields includes (but is not limited to) basement and bedrock geology, Cenozoic sedimentary basins, till, heat flow, exposure dating, stream hydrology (englacial, subglacial), geochemistry, limnology, oceanography, microbiology, etc. Ross Powell, currently on the SAB, will initially lead the group. Other standing SAB members currently representing these communities are Jill Mikucki for microbiology, and Howard Conway for exposure dating.

(2) Working Group on Borehole Logging (WGBL) that will represent the broad range of scientists interested in deploying logging instruments in glaciers and ice sheets. Ryan Bay and Gary Clow, who are both currently on the SAB, will initially lead the group.

If you are interested in contributing to either of these working groups and advising on future paths the U.S. ice drilling program should take, please notify Joseph Souney of IDPO at joseph.souney@unh.edu by May 18.



 
March 16, 2012
IDPO
Current Outreach Opportunities Needing Your Support - IDPO/IDDO

There have been multiple requests for IDPO's new "videoconference with a classroom" activity, which offers you an opportunity to share your research within a pre-scripted presentation with groups of high school students across the US. This involves a small time commitment on your part, working with IPDO Education Program Manager Linda Morris to prepare and schedule the event, but has long term impact on the teachers and students you touch. An example recording is available for those who express interest, showing how these events transpire.

Please consider acting as a scientist mentor. Email Linda Morris to find out more today! linda.m.morris@dartmouth.edu

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



 
March 8, 2012
IDPO
19-April Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Proposals - IDPO/IDDO

The 2012 Antarctic Research Solicitation (12-539) deadline is May 31, 2012. As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from the IDDO group at the University of Wisconsin you must contact icedrill@dartmouth.edu at least 6 weeks prior to the Antarctic Research Solicitation (12-539) deadline, in this case by April 19.

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

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

For information about the 2012 Antarctic Research Solicitation (12-539) itself, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12539/nsf12539.htm



 
January 31, 2012
IDPO
Winter 2011-12 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available - IDPO/IDDO

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the Winter 2011-12 quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- 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 (RAID)
- Intermediate-Depth Drill
- Educational Outreach
- Drilling Support to Science Projects
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

 

 
January 13, 2012
The Antarctic Sun
The Last Core - Peter Rejcek

WAIS Divide deepens borehole for research into climate change



 
January 1, 2012
WAIS Divide SCO
WAIS Divide Ice Core Completed!!!! - WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office (SCO)

HUGE event at WAIS Divide this week. The hole was deepened to its final depth of 3405 m (as measured with the drill cable). It was a stressful week with long shifts, tense moments, little sleep, and the end of a ten-year effort to get the core.



 
December 28, 2011
NSF Press Release
NSF Awards Logistical Support Contract for U.S. Antarctic Program - National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a multi-year contract to Lockheed Martin for logistical support for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).



 
December 21, 2011
SCAR
Global and Regional Climate Signals from Ice Cores, 2012 SCAR Open Science Conference :: 16-19 July 2012, Portland, OR - Ed Brook, Tas van Ommen, Rachael Rhodes

Global and Regional Climate Signals from Ice Cores
2012 SCAR Open Science Conference
16-19 July 2012
Portland, OR

Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions on time scales from decades to hundreds of millennia, and direct records of the composition of the atmosphere. As such, they are cornerstones of global change research. For example, ice cores play a central role in showing how closely climate and greenhouse gas concentrations were linked in the past, and in demonstrating that very abrupt climate switches can occur. In this session we invite contributions to our understanding of regional and global climate from Antarctic cores, on all time and spatial scales. Presentations on methods of climate reconstruction, and presentations that address the relationship of Antarctic climate with global or large scale regional climate are also welcome.

Meeting Web Site: http://scar2012.geol.pdx.edu/
Abstract Submission: http://www.scar.org/abstracts/submit.html (requires making an account first)
Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2012



 
November 21, 2011
IDPO
Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions :: AGU Town Hall Meeting - Ice Drilling Program Office

IDPO is organizing a Town Hall meeting at the 2011 Fall AGU Meeting entitled "Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions". ANDRILL and SCAR-ACE are co-sponsors of the event. Presenters at this meeting will report on recent planning by the IDPO/IDDO, IPICS, ANDRILL, IODP, SCAR-ACE, SHALDRIL, WAIS, and Arctic Ocean drilling initiatives, and will provide time to discuss current opportunities for community involvement in long-term interdisciplinary planning. The workshop is on Thursday, December 8 room 12:30 to 1:30 PM in the Moscone West, Room 2006. Please check the 2011 Fall AGU Meeting web site for more information
(http://sites.agu.org/fallmeeting/)



 
November 15, 2011
IDPO
2011 Fall Quarterly Update of IDPO and IDDO Activities Now Available - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the 2011 fall quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- 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
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml



 
September 2, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
Getting to the bottom - Peter Rejcek

NICL team processes deepest ice from WAIS Divide project



 
August 15, 2011
IDPO
2011 Summer Quarterly Update of IDPO and IDDO Activities Now Available - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the 2011 summer quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- Overview of IDPO and IDDO Activities During the Quarter
- Highlight: Multidisciplinary Science on the Greenland Ice Sheet is Enabled by Agile Ice Core Drills
- Highlight: Interdisciplinary Community Workshop Examines the Future for Ice Coring and Drilling
- Education and Outreach: Outreach Support for U.S. Scientists
- 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 Meeting
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

 

 
July 22, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
On the surface - Peter Rejcek

Scientists find old ice for climate studies at top of Antarctic glacier



 
July 20, 2011
IPICS
IPICS First Open Science Conference :: 1-5 October 2012, Giens, France - IPICS

The first Open Science Conference of the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) will be held from 1-5 October 2012 at the beautiful setting of the Belembra club, situated on the border of the Mediterranean Sea in one of the best spots of the French C??te d'Azur.

The objective of the conference is to present, discuss and put into perspective the most recent results of past and current ice core drilling projects (deep drillings such as EPICA, WAIS Divide, NEEM, TALDICE,... but also shallow drillings) in Antarctica and Greenland. Other ice core drilling projects conducted in non-polar glaciers or in other Arctic sites are also welcome. The four IPICS white papers will structure the conference programme. Gathering mostly ice core scientists, the conference expects to also attract researchers working on other paleoclimate archives as well as paleoclimate modelers and glaciologists.

For more information, please visit the conference web site at:
http://www.ipics2012.org/



 
May 16, 2011
IDPO
2011 Spring Quarterly Update of IDPO and IDDO Activities Now Available - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the 2011 spring quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml

Topics include:
- Overview of IDPO and IDDO Activities During the Quarter
- Highlight: Deepest U.S. Ice Core Drilled in West Antarctica
- Highlight: New Drilling Technology Enables Study of Ancient Atmospheres
- Highlight: Unique Ice Drilling Technology Developed for Increased Sampling of Key Events
- 2011 Long Range Science Plan :: Request for Community Input/Comments
- Science Planning Workshop Review
- Drilling Support to Arctic Field Projects
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/news/icebits.shtml



 
March 30, 2011
IDPO
Deadlines for Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop and Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Proposals - Ice Drilling Program Office

Several important deadlines are approaching that we want to bring to your attention:
1. Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop hotel and registration deadlines
2. 2011 Antarctic Research Solicitation (11-532) deadline for requesting ice drilling support

1. Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop hotel and registration deadlines
As a reminder, the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is sponsoring an interdisciplinary ice community workshop to identify future Arctic and Antarctic drilling/coring sites, the ice drilling technology that will be needed, and the timeline over the coming decade for conducting scientific endeavors important for advancing science on many frontiers. The workshop will be held at the Washington Dulles Marriott Suites Hotel in Herndon, VA, on April 15 and 16. All are invited to participate.

If you have interest in attending the workshop and haven't registered and/or reserved a hotel room yet you need to do so quickly. The cut-off date for accepting hotel reservations into the workshop's room block is at 12:00 noon on April 1. The deadline for registering for the workshop is April 7.

Please make sure and register for the workshop even if you are from the area and will not be staying in a hotel so that we have a head count for the meeting room setup and lunch.

For more information about the workshop, please visit:
http://www.icedrill.org/science-planning-workshop-2011/

2. 2011 Antarctic Research Solicitation (11-532) deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support
The 2011 Antarctic Research Solicitation (11-532) deadline is June 6, 2011. As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from the Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) group at the University of Wisconsin you must contact icedrill@dartmouth.edu at least 6 weeks prior to the Antarctic Research Solicitation (11-532) deadline, in this case by April 25.

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



 
March 11, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
Extreme environment - Peter Rejcek

Scientists drill into frozen Lake Vida to explore its unusual biology, chemistry and history



 
March 8, 2011
IDPO
Ice Drilling Program Office Launches New Education-Focused Website - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office is announcing the launch of its new education-focused website, http://climate-expeditions.org. The site offers ice core-related lesson plans and resources for middle and high school classrooms, career profiles and links to universities with glaciology research centers for students, and informational articles, reliable resources and multi-media for the public.

If you are a scientist associated with IDPO, there are opportunities for leveraging your university or project's education and outreach efforts through this umbrella site. Please consider linking your education page to our home page, submitting articles published for general audiences that represent your research, being featured in a career profile, and/or sharing video clips, photos or other resources you'd like to see gain a wider audience through IDPO outreach efforts nationally. For feedback and questions, please contact Linda Morris at Linda.m.morris@dartmouth.edu.



 
February 24, 2011
IDPO
Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop - April 15 & 16, 2011 - Ice Drilling Program Office

Scientific discoveries achieved from, within, and beneath the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets and temperate glaciers are critical to society today, but they are not achieved without significant advance planning. The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) will sponsor an interdisciplinary ice community workshop to identify future Arctic and Antarctic drilling/coring sites, the ice drilling technology that will be needed, and the timeline over the coming decade for conducting scientific endeavors important for advancing science on many frontiers. This workshop will be held at the Washington Dulles Marriott Suites Hotel in Herndon, VA, on April 15 and 16. All are invited to participate.

** Please register for the meeting at: http://icedrill.org/science-planning-workshop-2011/registration.shtml . For the latest information about the workshop, please visit the workshop's web site at: http://icedrill.org/science-planning-workshop-2011/ .

Background Information: The current IDPO Long Range Science Plan for the ice coring and drilling community is available for download on www.icedrill.org ; we update the plan every year in June. This plan drives the associated Long Range Drilling Technology Plan, available on the same site. Both plans drive the budget and our proposals for developing and maintaining ice coring and drilling technology for the research community. As explained in our recent EOS article (Albert et al, EOS Trans AGU, vol 91(39), 2010, p. 345-346), we encourage scientists to work with IDPO to forecast your science plans over the next decade -- this enables IDPO to really get the ball rolling on the ice drilling technology that will be needed to achieve your goals. Results from the workshop will be reflected in updates in the science descriptions, timeline and planning matrices in the Long Range Science Plan and Long Range Drilling Technology Plan, so that we can ensure that the drilling technology will be ready when needed by your science. We hope that you and your colleagues will join us in this planning.



 
February 16, 2011
IDPO
2010-11 Winter Quarterly Update of IDPO and IDDO Activities Now Available - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the 2010-11 winter quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Winter_FFY11-Q1.pdf

Topics include:
- Upcoming IDPO Science Planning Workshop
- Review of Drilling Support to Science Projects
- Intermediate Drill
- DISC Drill
- Replicate Coring System
- Educational Outreach
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Winter_FFY11-Q1.pdf



 
February 1, 2011
NSF Press Release
Ice Cores Yield Rich History of Climate Change - National Science Foundation

Research project completes drilling for the year, reaching two miles below West Antarctic Ice Sheet



 
January 31, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
Deep core complete - Peter Rejcek

WAIS Divide project finishes five-year effort to retrieve 3,331 meters of ice



 
January 27, 2011
WAIS Divide SCO
3,330 Meters Is Reached at WAIS Divide - WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office (SCO)

Dear WAIS Divide Enthusiast -

We are ELATED to pass along the fantastic news that the WAIS Divide Ice Core project has reached its goal this year of drilling 3,330 meters into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. We just received notice from the camp that this goal was achieved at 12:24 PM on January 28, 2011 local time (6:24 PM, January 27, 2011 EST), with a final borehole depth of 3,329.956 meters. This is the second deepest ice core ever collected and could not have been achieved without the resources, dedication, commitment, perseverance and comradely of hundreds of people.

We at the WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office, on behalf of the science community, want to sincerely thank everyone for their help and support in recovering this monumental ice core. Without you, we wouldn't be at this point today. Please join us now in a toast celebrating this historic accomplishment!

Cheers,

Ken Taylor - Chief Scientist (and currently at WAIS Divide)
Mark Twickler
Joe Souney



 
December 15, 2010
PolarTREC
Upcoming PolarConnect Live Events from WAIS Divide! - Heidi Roop

Heidi Roop will be hosting a live event from WAIS Divide to the States this Thursday Dec. 16th. Heidi will also host two other live events throughout the WAIS Divide drill season. This first event will focus on basic ice core science. People can phone in and watch a presentation live from the internet. The whole event will probably last about an hour. Last year, over 400 people joined the call to listen and ask questions. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested.

To register for the event and to receive instructions on how to join, go to:
http://www.polartrec.com/polar-connect/register

For those who will be at AGU, it will be run as a full session at the Marriott Hotel, Sierra Room K. Stop by and watch the presentation on a big screen!

If you can't make it to the call and are interested in the presentation, it will be archived on the PolarTREC website.

EVENT 1: Ice Core Science 101
PolarConnect Event with Heidi Roop and the Ice Core Drilling in West Antarctica 2010 Expedition
DATE: Thursday, 16 December 2010 TIME: 11:15 AM AST (12:15 PM PST, 1:15 PM MST, 2:15 PM CST, 3:15 PM EST) Note: We will be broadcasting this event live from the San Francisco Marriott, Sierra Room K at the American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco, California.

EVENT 2: Life on an Ice Sheet- what is it like to live in the deep field in Antarctica?
PolarConnect Event with Heidi Roop and the Ice Core Drilling in West Antarctica 2010 Expedition
DATE: Friday, 7 January 2011 TIME: 9:00 AM AST (10:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM MST, 12:00 PM CST, 1:00 PM EST)

EVENT 3: Reaching Our Icy Goals: a summary of the last main drill season at WAIS Divide
PolarConnect Event with Heidi Roop and the Ice Core Drilling in West Antarctica 2010 Expedition
DATE: Friday, 21 January 2011 TIME: 9:00 AM AST (10:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM MST, 12:00 PM CST, 1:00 PM EST)



 
December 10, 2010
IDPO
Intermediate Drill Science Requirements - Ice Drilling Program Office

The IDPO Science Advisory Board identified in the IDPO Long Range Science Plan a priority need to acquire an intermediate-depth drill for the U.S. ice coring program that is sufficiently portable that it can be used for coring at a wide variety of sites with production drilling in two field seasons or less, and be able to retrieve core from depths of interest for a variety of science goals. From discussions with the research community and discussions with IDDO staff, IDPO proposes the attached science requirements for community comment or agreement.

Please look over the attached, and let us know whether you are in agreement with these requirements, and/or have any comments.

The draft science requirements can also be downloaded at:
http://icedrill.org/documents/view.shtml?id=425

Please send an email with your comments to IceDrill@Dartmouth.edu. Comments received before Dec 22 will be most helpful, but we welcome comments at any time.

We are planning to have IDDO produce a plan for drill development and cost that will be ready by mid-spring.



 
December 7, 2010
IDPO
Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions - AGU Town Hall - Ice Drilling Program Office

Colleagues,

Does your science require ice cores, access holes through glaciers / ice sheets, or ocean sediment cores? Everyone is invited to come to the AGU San Francisco Town Hall meeting to hear interdisciplinary planning updates and to learn how to get involved in science planning for future endeavors:

Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions
Wednesday Dec 15, 2010 at 12:30-1:30
Moscone 3005

Ice sheets and ocean sediments hold important evidence on past cryosphere-ocean-atmosphere systems that are key to understanding current climate change. The need for national and international collaboration on both the science and logistics for scientific drilling in these remote regions requires strategic coordination between science, technology, and logistics, along with proposal pressure from the research community. This town hall will report on recent planning by the IDPO/IDDO, IPICS, ANDRILL, IODP, SCAR-ACE, SHALDRIL, and WAIS initiatives, and will provide time to discuss current opportunities for community involvement in long term interdisciplinary planning.

See you there!
Mary

Mary R. Albert, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering
Executive Director, Ice Drilling Program Office
Thayer School of Engineering
8000 Cummings Hall
Dartmouth
Hanover, N.H. 03755
tel: 603-646-0277
email: mary.r.albert@dartmouth.edu



 
December 2, 2010
NSF Press Release
What Can Ice Reveal About Fire? - National Science Foundation

Carbon monoxide trapped in ice cores reveals unexpected trends regarding burning biomass



 
November 9, 2010
IDPO
2010 Fall Quarterly Update of IDPO and IDDO Activities Now Available - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the 2010 fall quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Fall_FFY10-Q4.pdf

Topics include:
- IDPO and ANDRILL Town Hall Meeting at AGU
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Outreach
- Field Support to Antarctic Projects
- Replicate Coring System
- Intermediate Drill
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Fall_FFY10-Q4.pdf



 
November 5, 2010
IDPO
2010 Fall AGU Town Hall Meeting - Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions - Ice Drilling Program Office

IDPO is partnering with ANDRILL to hold a town hall meeting at the 2010 Fall AGU Meeting entitled "Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions". Presenters at this meeting will report on recent planning by the IDPO/IDDO, IPICS, ANDRILL, IODP, SCAR-ACE, SHALDRIL, and WAIS initiatives, and will provide time to discuss current opportunities for community involvement in long-term interdisciplinary planning for coring and drilling, including access to resultant boreholes. The workshop is on Wednesday December 15 from 12:30-1:30. Please check the 2010 Fall AGU Meeting web site for more information (http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/).



 
October 22, 2010
The Antarctic Sun
It's just physics - Peter Rejcek

Climate-change expert discusses greenhouse effect, utility of ice-core research



 
August 30, 2010
IDPO
2010 Summer Quarterly Update of IDPO and IDDO Activities Now Available - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the 2010 summer quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Summer_FFY10-Q3.pdf

Topics include:
- Long Range Integrated Planning
- Planning Improvements to Agile Drilling
- Planning for New Capability
- Drilling Shallow Cores
- WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Summer_FFY10-Q3.pdf



 
August 20, 2010
The Antarctic Sun
Core truths - Peter Rejcek
WAIS Divide ice records past environmental changes with implications for the future
 
August 20, 2010
The Antarctic Sun
On the line - Peter Rejcek
Researchers spend summer in deep-freeze to slice and dice WAIS Divide ice core
 
August 4, 2010
NSF Press Release
Bedrock is a Milestone in Climate Research - National Science Foundation
International team of climate researchers drill through a mile and half of the Greenland ice sheet in search of climate change insights
 
May 7, 2010
IDPO
2010 Spring Quarterly Update of IDPO and IDDO Activities Now Available - Ice Drilling Program Office

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the 2010 spring quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Spring_FFY10-Q2.pdf

Topics include:
- Draft Long Range Science Plan
- Update of Field Drilling Support (January - March, 2010)
- Development Highlights (January - March, 2010)
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/docs/IDPO_newsletter_2010-Spring_FFY10-Q2.pdf

 
May 7, 2010
IDPO
Draft Long Range Science Plan: Request for Input - Ice Drilling Program Office

We want to bring your attention to the updated Draft Long Range Science Plan for ice coring and drilling produced by IDPO and the Science Advisory Board (SAB). We are making this Draft available on our web site (see link below) to solicit community input on the Long Range Science Plan for the ice coring and drilling community. This document is meant to be the forward planning path for our sciences. We encourage everyone to review the document and send comments, questions, additions, etc to icedrill@dartmouth.edu. This is your chance to have your say about the future of ice drilling science. On June 1, 2010 we will incorporate the information we receive and produce the final 2010 Long Range Science Plan. This plan will be revisited and revised as appropriate each spring. We thank you in advance for your input.

 
March 17, 2010
IDPO
Ice Drilling/Coring Support for NSF Antarctic Research Solicitation - Ice Drilling Program Office
News from the Ice Drilling Program Office:

The NSF Antarctic Research (Solicitation 10-543) proposal deadline is May 25, 2010.

As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from the IDPO/Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) you need to download the Field Project Requirement Form (www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml) and submit it to IDPO/IDDO via icedrill@dartmouth.edu no later than April 13, 2010.

Once the IDPO/IDDO receives your Field Project Requirement Form we will provide you with a cost estimate and a letter of support that MUST be included with your NSF proposal. You should also notify your relevant NSF Program Manager that your proposal requires support from the IDPO/IDDO.

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NSF Antarctic Research Solicitation:
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5519&ods_key=nsf10543

Field Project Requirement Form:
www.icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

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February 2, 2010
IDPO
Seeking Scientist Input on Outreach Needs - Ice Drilling Program Office

Dear All,

As you know, the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) was established to coordinate long-term and short-term planning in collaboration with the greater US and international ice science community, and to be the principle supplier of ice drilling and ice coring support and expertise for NSF-funded research; www.icedrill.org . IDPO is in the process of developing its education and outreach efforts. As Education Program Manager, I'd love to know how we can best make use of my expertise in formal and informal education and save you time in conducting outreach! One of our early targets is to create quality turn-key presentation materials and associated activities for you to use in your outreach to teachers and schools. We can also help coordinate that and work with your teacher or informal educator colleagues. To help guide this development or to suggest alternative ideas, please complete the attached questionnaire, and return the file to me at your earliest convenience, preferably by February 15th.

With appreciation,
Linda Morris
IDPO Education Program Manager
linda.m.morris@dartmouth.edu

 
January 27, 2010
Nature
Icy hunt for old air - Chaz Firestone
Antarctic drilling project aims for a definitive record of climate
 
December 18, 2009
The Antarctic Sun
State of the Antarctic - Peter Rejcek
New SCAR report shows continent undergoing major changes
 
December 8, 2009
NSF News
To What Degree: What Science Is Telling Us About Climate Change - National Science Foundation
What is science telling us about climate change? Leading climate change experts discuss one of the most complex scientific puzzles ever to confront humankind.
 
December 4, 2009
The Antarctic Sun
Core of drilling - Peter Rejcek
UW-Madison group serves as one-stop shop for coring and cutting ice
 
November 6, 2009
NSF News
Willam T. Colston Appointed Division Director of OPP's Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Division - National Science Foundation
On 5 November 2009, Dr. Karl Erb, Director of the Office of Polar Programs, announced the appointment of Mr. Will Colston as the Director of the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics Division (AIL), effective November 8, 2009.
 
October 21, 2009
NSF News
Alexandra Isern Appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director - National Science Foundation
Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandra Isern has been appointed as the new Program Director for Antarctic Earth Sciences in the Division of Antarctic Sciences of the Office of Polar Programs.
 
October 21, 2009
NSF News
Brian Stone Appointed Deputy Division Director, Antarctic Infrastructure and Logisitics Division - National Science Foundation
Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Brian W. Stone has been appointed to the Career Senior Executive Service of the U. S. Government as Deputy Division Director of the Division of Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) within the Office of Polar Programs (OPP).
 
October 2, 2009
The Antarctic Sun
Old Ice - Peter Rejcek
Climate record from last 2.5 million years may sit at the surface of Allan Hills
 
August 28, 2009
The Antarctic Sun
Down the Hole - Peter Rejcek
Special instrument provides complementary information to ice core records
 
July 6, 2009
Science Nation
Ice Core Secrets Could Reveal Answers to Global Warming - National Science Foundation
Ancient ice cores provide clues to future climate change
 
June 26, 2009
The Antarctic Sun
Balancing Act - Peter Rejcek
Aerial survey to help determine ice loss in West Antarctic region. Three years ago, Ian Joughin found himself bobbing up and down in a dinghy on a glacial lake in Greenland to learn more about the subglacial plumbing of the ice sheet. About 10 days later, the lake drained away into a crack with a force greater than Niagara Falls - in about 90 minutes.
 
May 21, 2009
IDPO
Ice Drilling Program Office Request for Input: 5-year Science Plan - Ice Drilling Program Office

A draft version of the U.S. 5-year Science Plan outlining ice drilling and coring research has been posted to the web site at: www.icedrill.org.

Please look it over and send updates or recommended edits to IceDrill@Dartmouth.edu now or before June 8. This plan will articulate the science driving planning of U.S. ice coring and drilling technology development and maintenance, and will be updated yearly.

Thanks for your input!
Mary, Mark, and Charlie

 
April 24, 2009
The Antarctic Sun
IPY Traverse - Peter Rejcek
Overland exploration of East Antarctica collects data for last thousand years of climate. The 12 scientists and support staff who made a slow crawl across a vast, blank stretch of East Antarctica this past austral summer for three months to study how regional climate variability relates to global climate change expected to encounter brutally cold storms and other challenges on the high polar plateau.
 
April 23, 2009
Media Release
Study Rules Out Ancient Bursts of Seafloor Methane Emissions - Oregon State University
Measurements made from the largest Greenland ice sample ever analyzed have confirmed that an unusual rise in atmospheric methane levels about 12,000 years ago was not the result of a catastrophic release of seafloor "hydrate deposits," as some scientists had feared.
 
March 16, 2009
NSF Press Release
Arctic and Antarctic-themed Activities to Bring a Breath of Polar Air to Baltimore - National Science Foundation
In conjunction with landmark Antarctic Treaty meeting, art exhibit, interactive events, unique film screening and multimedia presentations with polar researchers at the Maryland Science Center
 
February 23, 2009
IDPO
News from the newly-formed U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office - Ice Drilling Program Office

1. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) and Ice Drilling Design and Operations group (IDDO)
2. Call for members for Senior Advisory Board of IDPO
3. Call for U. S. ice drilling project white papers

1. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) and Ice Drilling Design and Operations group (IDDO)
The U.S. Ice Drilling Program comprises scientists seeking to better understand evidence of the past archived in and under polar ice sheets and high-latitude glaciers, along with drillers who enable the science. Discoveries about changes in climate and the environment, using evidence from glaciers and ice sheets, inform environmental policy. The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is funded as a cooperative agreement with NSF to coordinate long-term and short-term planning for the greater US ice science community, and to oversee the Ice Drilling Design and Operations group (IDDO), to ensure that the drilling technology will be there when needed by the science. http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=112909&org=OPP&from=news

Cooperative Agreements with Dartmouth College, University of Wisconsin and University of New Hampshire established the collaborative IDPO. A Cooperative Agreement was also signed with University of Wisconsin for the establishment of the IDDO. We will be releasing our web page in early April. In the meantime you may contact the IDPO by sending an email to icedrill(at)Dartmouth(dot)edu (Please put "Icedrill" in the subject line of the email to help eliminate spam).

2. Call for members for Senior Advisory Board of IDPO
The IDPO is currently seeking members from the U.S. ice drilling community to serve on its Senior Advisory Board (SAB). The IPO will work closely with the SAB (and with other groups, organizations, and individuals) to develop comprehensive long term and short term science plans for the US research community. SAB members should have extensive experience in an area of science that requires ice coring or drilling. The plans will be used to guide development of coring and drilling equipment. To nominate yourself or someone else for the SAB, please contact Ed Brook at brooke(at)geo(dot)oregonstate(dot) edu. Nominations are needed by March 8, 2009.

3. Call for U. S. ice coring and drilling project white papers
The initial plans developed by IDPO will factor in existing white papers that have been developed by the ice coring and drilling communities. If your research community has white papers, documents or plans that you intend to pursue in the near-term or long term future, please send a copy to: Icedrill(at)Dartmouth(dot)edu. In your email, please identify the person associated with each white paper who will serve as the point of contact for IDPO.

Thanks for your time. We look forward to working with you!

Mary Albert
Executive Director, IDPO

Charlie Bentley
Director of Drilling Technology, IDPO

Mark Twickler
Director of Communications, IDPO

 
December 22, 2008
NSF Press Release
NSF Announces New Ice-Core Drilling Agreements for Polar Research - National Science Foundation
Cooperative agreements signed with teams from the University of Wisconsin, Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire are vital to climate studies
 
October 31, 2008
The Antarctic Sun
Deep into WAIS Divide - Peter Rejcek
Project continues major effort to recover high-resolution climate record of last 100,000 years
 
October 31, 2008
The Antarctic Sun
Biological Pulse - Peter Rejcek
WAIS Divide project searches for life in the ice
 
October 31, 2008
The Antarctic Sun
Connecting the Pieces - Peter Rejcek
Antarctic ice core to improve greenhouse gas climate record
 
October 17, 2008
The Antarctic Sun
Tropical Connection - Peter Rejcek
ITASE data used to link El Nino and West Antarctic climate
 
October 14, 2008
NSF Press Release
U.S.-Led, International AGAP Team Poised to Probe One of Antarctica's Last Unexplored Places - National Science Foundation
Researchers will use aircraft and seismic studies to "image" an ice-buried mountain range the size of the Alps
 
October 3, 2008
NSF Press Release
Gas From the Past Gives Scientists New Insights into Climate and the Oceans - National Science Foundation
Ice core and ocean deposit comparisons show complex links between carbon dioxide levels, ocean currents and climate; may help explain past, present and future climate trends
 


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