|Title||Ice Drilling Technology. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop/Symposium on Ice Drilling Technology|
|Author(s)||Gerald Holdsworth , Karl C Kuivinen, John H Rand|
CRREL Special Report 84-34
In November 1979, a questionnaire was circulated amongst the international ice drilling fraternity to determine if there was sufficient justification for holding a workshop/symposium on ice drilling technology in 1982, eight years after the first symposium was held in Lincoln, Nebraska. The response was generally favorable, and by April 1980 the first of four bulletins was circulated from Ottawa, Canada, to about 20 people. Because the International Geological Society was holding a symposium on applied glaciology in Hanover, N.H. in late August 1982, it was considered that a convenient time to begin the workshop would be immediately after this meeting.
Because the idea of holding a drilling workshop was originally tabled at a meeting of the National Research Council Subcommittee on Glaciers in Ottawa in 1979 and because other members of that committee were available for advice, and support, the workshop was registered as an official activity of that subcommittee. While they were not finally able to participate in the workshop activities the following people offered their advice in the formative stages: G.K.C. Clarke, R.M. Koerner and W.S.B. Paterson.
The handling of submitted abstracts at the end of 1981 was ably carried out by B.L. Hansen, M. Mellor and J. Rand in the temporary absence of other persons on the papers committee. Karl Kuivinen helped extensively with pre-workshop preparation and at aht emeeting chaired several sessions, together with R.L. Cameron and G. Holdsworth. V. Bogorodsky offered his advice in the formative stages and acted as the contact for his Soviet colleagues, who collectively submitted nine abstracts, but none of whom were finally able to attend the workshop.
Twenty-five people from seven countries attended the meeting held at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from August 30 to noon on September 1, 1982. The list attending registrants is given in the appendix. Of a total of 29 abstracts received, nineteen papers were finally presented. This was the result of the absenseof persons from the Soviet Union, and Australia who faced insurmountable travel difficulties at the eleventh hour. However, it was possible to obtain manuscripts from some of these authors in time to include them in the proceedings.
Support for the workshop came from Environment Canada in the form of a contract to the Arctic Institute of North America (administered by the Canadian Corporation of AINA and an institute of the University of Calgary) through which arrangements were made for dormitory space and the lecture hall. Additional support came from Dome Petroleum, Calgary, and through registrants fee.
Manuscript preparation on camera ready format sheets was largely the responsibility of authors except for non-English contributors, who in some cases submitted unedited material. The editing and typing for these papers was done in Calgary.
|Special Collections||CRREL Reports, International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology Series, 2nd International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology|
|Citation||Gerald Holdsworth , Karl C Kuivinen, John H Rand ( 1984 ) Ice Drilling Technology. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop/Symposium on Ice Drilling Technology. CRREL Special Report 84-34 , 1-142 .|