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
4-Inch Drill 1
4-Inch Drill 2
MCM / Requested
Minna Bluff / Requested
Alaska / Requested
Alaska / Requested
Agile Sub-Ice Geologic Drill
South Pole / Requested
W. Greenland / Requested*
South Pole / Requested
South Pole / Requested
South Pole / Requested
Badger-Eclipse 1
Unavailable
MCM / 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
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
MCM Ice Shelf / Requested
Intermediate Drill
Logging Tower
Logging Winch, Deep
Logging Winch, Deep USGS
Logging Winch, Intermediate
South Pole / Requested
Prairie Dog
George VI Ice Shelf / 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
Eclipse Icefield / Requested
Summit / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested*
W. Antarctica / Requested
Thermal Drill
MCM / Requested
Alaska / Requested
Alaska / Requested
Winkie Drill
Unavailable
Seymour Island / Requested
Seymour Island / Requested
W. Antarctica / 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
Auger, 3″ IDDO 1
Taylor Dome / Requested
W. Antarctica / Requested
Summit / Requested
Hercules Dome / Requested
Summit / Requested
Auger, 3″ IDDO 2
SE Greenland / Requested*
Auger, 3″ IDDO 3
Summit / Bhartia, Rohit*
Skytrain Ice Rise / 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
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
Taylor Dome / Requested
W. Antarctica / Requested
Sidewinder 2
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
SE Greenland / Requested*
George VI Ice Shelf / Requested
Sidewinder 3
Summit / Bhartia, Rohit*
Skytrain Ice Rise / Requested
Sidewinder 4
Sidewinder 5

NOTES:

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