Development

The following equipment is either under active development or under consideration for development.

 

Active Development

Foro 3000 Drill

Adaptation of existing Intermediate Depth Drill system to drill to 3,000 meters. The system minimizes logistical requirements and time on-site for deep ice coring. Read more...

Foro 400 Drill

A lighter, more robust, more easily controlled, and more user-friendly version of the 4-Inch Drill, capable of recovering 98 mm diameter ice cores down to ~400 m depth. Read more...

Rapid Access Ice Drill

The Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID) will drill a borehole through deep Antarctic ice, and core into the glacial bed and bedrock below. Read more...

Under Consideration

Foro 700 Drill

This will be an ice coring drill capable of obtaining ice cores up to 700 m depth and agile enough for use in regions with limited logistics. Read more...