About » Ice Drilling Program

The Ice Drilling Program (IDP) coordinates long-term and short-term planning in collaboration with the greater US ice science community and provides polar drilling, borehole logging, and ice coring support and expertise for NSF-funded research.

 

Ice Drilling Program

The PI of the Cooperative Agreement with NSF and Executive Director of the Ice Drilling Program (IDP) is Dr. Mary Albert at Dartmouth. Dartmouth has subawards to the University of Wisconsin (IDP Co-PI and Director of Operations Kristina Slawny) for drilling operations support, and to the University of New Hampshire (IDP Co-PI and Director of Digital Communications Mark Twickler) for digital communications. The IDP was established by NSF to articulate and maintain long term and short term goals and plans in conjunction with the ice coring and drilling research community, provide engineering design support for new drilling systems as well as the operation and maintenance of existing drill systems, to enhance communication and information exchange within the research community and beyond to the public, to provide schedule, cost, and earned value management of its activities, and to further NSF's goals for desired societal outcomes through education and public outreach activities. The IDP convenes a Science Advisory Board for the purpose of forming and updating a Long Range Science Plan that articulates the direction of U.S. ice coring and drilling science and identifies the drills and drilling technology required to enable the science. In addition, in order to obtain the best available advice in regard to drill innovation, design, and operation, IDP has established a Technical Advisory Board of experts who meet in person biennially, but are available regularly via email for ongoing advice and assistance with specific technical tasks as needed.

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Mary Albert, Ph.D.
PI & Executive Director
Ice Drilling Program
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603.646.0277
Email contact form
Additional Info: Dartmouth web page

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Kristina Slawny
Co-PI & Director of Operations
Ice Drilling Program
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.263.6178
Email contact form

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Mark Twickler
Co-PI & Director of Digital Communications
Ice Drilling Program
Inst. for Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603.862.1991
Email contact form

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Louise Huffman
Director of Education & Public Outreach
Ice Drilling Program
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603.646.8126
Email contact form

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Blaise Stephanus, PMP, PMI-ACP
Program Manager
Ice Drilling Program
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 303.588.4643
Email contact form

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Joseph Souney
Project Manager
Ice Drilling Program
Inst. for Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603.862.0591
Email contact form

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Anna de Vitry
Field Support Manager
Ice Drilling Program
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.890.0711
Email contact form

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Chris Gibson
Lead Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager
Ice Drilling Program
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.890.1987
Email contact form

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Jay Johnson
Engineer / Project Manager
Ice Drilling Program
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.262.3576
Email contact form

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Grant Boeckmann
Engineer
Ice Drilling Program
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.263.3951
Email contact form

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Josh Jetson
Engineer
Ice Drilling Program
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.890.1986
Email contact form

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Tanner Kuhl
Engineer
Ice Drilling Program
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Email contact form
 

Drilling Equipment Cargo Shipping Address

Warehouse Address *

(Off-Campus)

Kristina Slawny
IDP Warehouse
1 Marsh Court
Suite 15
Madison, WI 53718
608-223-0852

* If shipping to the IDP Warehouse in Madison WI, please be sure to provide tracking information to ensure your delivery is properly received at the off-campus IDP Warehouse, as the warehouse is not staffed at all times.