The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) is a program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) that conducts ice coring and drilling in some of the world’s most intriguing and challenging environments: the Arctic, Antarctic, and temperate glaciers. The cores and boreholes produced provide important evidence of the past, and the drilling scene is compelling. IDP engineers, drillers, and IDP drilling apparatus in the field need to be acknowledged in photos, social media, and press releases. In addition, IDP must be acknowledged in publication of results of analysis of ice cores, rock cores, and samples that IDP has drilled. Our policy for each is as follows.
Photographs to be made available to the public
Photographs of IDP staff to be used in social media, press releases, or publications must have prior permission from the staff depicted. In addition, if IDP equipment is included in the photo, permission must be acquired from the IDP Director of Operations, Kristina Slawny.
Social media including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube
Tweets and social media posts that contain photos or mention of IDP staff and/or IDP drilling equipment should credit IDP by providing the IDP tag. If the post includes a photo of IDP staff, prior permission from the staff depicted is also needed. The content of the post should not imply that the drilling is being conducted by any entity other than IDP.
The IDP tags are:
Articles written by any non-IDP entity intended for press release containing photos or mention of IDP staff and/or IDP drilling equipment need to acknowledge the U.S. Ice Drilling Program. In addition, if the post includes a photo of IDP staff, prior permission from the staff member depicted is also required.
Papers written for publication in any journal or magazine that contain results from analysis of cores, samples, or boreholes that IDP drilled must contain the following acknowledgment:
“We thank the U.S. Ice Drilling Program for support activities through NSF Cooperative Agreement 1836328.”