Equipment

IDP maintains and operates existing drills and borehole logging winches, and develops new systems with two principal foci:

  1. to provide high quality ice cores, and
  2. to produce boreholes that provide access to the interior and beds of ice sheets and glaciers for such purposes as embedding instruments, collecting gas samples, setting seismic charges, studying subglacial processes, studying subglacial geology, collecting subglacial bedrock core, and borehole logging.
 

Equipment Assignments

The following matrix shows the status of IDP equipment assignments.

LEGEND  
Funded/Tasked Field Project

 

Proposed Field Project

 

System in Development

 

Planned Maintenance/Upgrade (Equipment Not Available) 

 

System Not Available

 

Equipment 2019 Arctic 2019-20 Antarctic 2020 Arctic 2020-21 Antarctic 2021 Arctic 2021-22 Antarctic 2022 Arctic 2022-23 Antarctic 2023-24 Antarctic
4-Inch Drill 1
4-Inch Drill 2
Alaska / Requested
MCM / Requested
Alaska / Requested
Agile Sub-Ice Geologic Drill
South Pole / Requested
N Greenland / Requested
South Pole / Requested
N Greenland / Requested
South Pole / Requested
South Pole / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 1
Unavailable
MCM / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 2
Taylor Dome / Requested
Blue Ice Drill
Chipmunk Drill
DISC Drill
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
DISC Replicate
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Foro Drill - 3000 m
In Development
In Development
In Development
Hercules Dome / Requested
Hercules Dome / Requested
Hercules Dome / Requested
Foro Drill - 400 m
Tunu / Requested
Foro Drill - 700 m
Unavailable
Unavailable
Eclipse Icefield / Requested
HWD, Scalable
HWD, Small 1
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
HWD, Small 2
Intermediate Drill
Logging Tower
Logging Winch, Deep
Logging Winch, Deep USGS
Logging Winch, Intermediate
South Pole / Requested
Prairie Dog
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
RAM Drill
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill
Stampfli 2-Inch Drill
Alaska / Requested
Eclipse Icefield / Requested
Summit / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested*
W. Antarctica / Requested
Thermal Drill
Alaska / Requested
MCM / Requested
Alaska / Requested
Winkie Drill
Unavailable
N Greenland / Requested
W. Antarctica / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
N Greenland / Requested

NOTES:

  1. Projects marked with a * are non-NSF projects.

Hand Augers & Associated Equipment

Equipment 2019 Arctic 2019-20 Antarctic 2020 Arctic 2020-21 Antarctic 2021 Arctic 2021-22 Antarctic 2022 Arctic 2022-23 Antarctic 2023-24 Antarctic
Auger, 3″ IDDO 1
SE Greenland / Requested
W. Antarctica / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
Summit / Requested
Hercules Dome / Requested
Summit / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 2
SE Greenland / Requested*
Auger, 3″ IDDO 3
Auger, 3″ IDDO 4
Auger, 3″ IDDO 5
Auger, 3″ IDDO 6
Auger, 3″ IDDO 7
Auger, 3″ IDDO 8
Auger, 3″ PICO 1
Auger, 3″ PICO 2
Auger, 3″ PICO 3
Auger, 4″ IDDO 1
Auger, 4″ IDDO 2
Auger, 4″ IDDO 3
Auger, 4″ PICO 1
Auger, 4″ PICO 2
Auger, SIPRE 1
Auger, SIPRE 2
Auger, SIPRE 3
Auger, SIPRE 4
Auger, SIPRE 5
Auger, SIPRE 6
Sidewinder 1
SE Greenland / Requested
W. Antarctica / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
Sidewinder 2
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested*
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
Sidewinder 3
Sidewinder 4
Sidewinder 5

NOTES:

  1. Projects marked with a * are non-NSF projects.