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 Arctic 2023-24 Antarctic
4-Inch Drill 1
Unavailable
Unavailable
MCM / Requested
4-Inch Drill 2
Agile Sub-Ice Geologic Drill
N Greenland / Requested
N Greenland / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 1
Taylor Dome / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 2
MCM / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
Blue Ice Drill
Summit / Requested
Chipmunk Drill
DISC Drill
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
DISC Replicate
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Foro Drill - 3000 m
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
In Development
Hercules Dome / Requested
Unavailable
Hercules Dome / Requested
Foro Drill - 400 m
Tunu / Requested
Foro Drill - 700 m
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Eclipse Icefield / Requested
Intermediate Drill
Logging Tower
Logging Winch, Deep
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Logging Winch, Deep USGS
Logging Winch, Intermediate
Prairie Dog
SE Greenland / Requested
RAM Drill
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill
Small Hot Water Drill 1
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Unavailable
Small Hot Water Drill 2
Stampfli 2-Inch Drill
Alaska / Requested
Eclipse Icefield / Requested
Summit / Requested
Taylor Dome / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested*
W. Antarctica / Requested
Thermal Drill
MCM / Requested
Lemon Creek Glacier / Requested
Lemon Creek Glacier / Requested
Winkie Drill 1
N Greenland / Requested
W. Antarctica / Requested
N Greenland / Requested
Winkie Drill 2
In Development
In Development
In Development
Taylor Dome / 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 Arctic 2023-24 Antarctic
Auger, 3″ IDDO 1
SE Greenland / Requested
W. Antarctica / Requested
Summit / Requested
Summit / Requested
Summit / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 2
Taylor Dome / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested*
Auger, 3″ IDDO 3
Ross Ice Shelf / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 4
Auger, 3″ IDDO 5
Auger, 3″ IDDO 6
Auger, 3″ IDDO 7
Auger, 3″ IDDO 8
Auger, 3″ PICO 1
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
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
Sidewinder 2
Taylor Dome / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested*
Sidewinder 3
Sidewinder 4
Sidewinder 5

NOTES:

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