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7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology


North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project

The NEEM deep ice coring drill. The North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling - NEEM - is an international ice core research project aimed at retrieving an ice core from North-West Greenland reaching back through the previous interglacial, the Eemian. To learn more about the NEEM ice core drilling project, visit:

Photograph by: Antje Fitzner, NEEM ice core drilling project

The DISC Drill at WAIS Divide, Antarctica

The Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) Drill at WAIS Divide, Antarctica. WAIS Divide is a United States deep ice coring project in West Antarctica aimed at recovering a deep ice core from the ice divide in central West Antarctica to examine the last ~70,000 years of Earth's climate history. For more information about the DISC Drill, visit: For more information about the WAIS Divide ice core project, visit:

Photograph by: Jay Johnson, Ice Drilling Design and Operations

Ice core drilling at the EPICA project

Ice core drilling at the EPICA project.

Photograph by: Hans Oerter, Alfred Wegener Institute

Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) project

In support of the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) project, Hedley Berge, Darcy Mandeno and Lou Albershardt finish an ice core drilling run and tilt the mast to retreive the core. RICE is an international collaboration between New Zealand, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Italy and China. The aim of the project is to recover a 750 m deep ice core from Roosevelt Island in Antarctica to determine the stability of the Ross Ice Shelf and West Antarctica in a warming world. For more information about the RICE project, visit:

Photograph by: Thomas Beers, University of Maine

Water Sampling at the George IV Ice Shelf - British Antarctic Survey

James Smith preparing a seawater sampling bottle for deployment down a 380 m hot water drilled hole through George VI Ice Shelf, January 2012

Photograph By: James Smith, British Antarctic Survey


The ANDRILL camp on the Ross Ice Shelf. ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) is a multinational collaboration to recover stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin. The chief objective is to drill back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide our understanding of how fast, how large, and how frequent were glacial and interglacial changes in the Antarctica region. To learn more about ANDRILL, visit:

Photograph by: Peter Rejcek, National Science Foundation

summit of Quelccaya in Peru in 2003

An ice core camp led by Lonnie Thompson on the summit of Quelccaya in Peru in 2003.

Photograph by: Ryan Vachon

Shallow drilling at Dome C, Antarctica

Shallow ice core drilling at Dome C.

Photograph by: Robert Mulvaney, British Antarctic Survey

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