Meetings and Workshops

Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW)

ICECReW is a professional development workshop sponsored by IDP for early-career researchers. The workshop was conceived by members of the IDP Ice Core Working Group and is being held January 5-8, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The workshop will be held both in-person and online. There are approximately 25 in-person spots for early-career researchers and a flexible number available for remote early-career participants. All accepted attendees (both remote and in-person) will participate in pre-workshop preparatory work. Participants will meet with established researchers to better understand outcomes of and resources available from past ice core projects, learn about opportunities to engage with future efforts, and connect with potential collaborators. Participants will also work together before, during, and after the workshop to develop two synthesis papers. The application deadline is September 30, 2021.


U.S. Scientific Traverses on the Greenland Ice Sheet: a Planning Workshop

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program and the Summit Science Coordination Office are co-sponsoring a U.S. science community planning workshop on June 11, 2021, to identify and articulate U.S. science community interests for long-term planning of potential scientific traverses on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The workshop is designed to identify the driving scientific questions that require access to interior areas of the Greenland Ice Sheet and would benefit from traverse approaches for the coming decade and beyond. The outcome from the workshop is a set of white papers that will help identify technological and logistical requirements that will be needed to support the science. There is no registration fee; however, registration is required. The registration deadline is June 6, 2021.


Ice Core Working Group 2021 Virtual Meeting

The Ice Core Working Group (ICWG) is holding its annual meeting on Monday, March 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM EST. The meeting is open to everyone. If you would like to attend the Zoom meeting, please contact T.J. Fudge ( to get the link. Currently, the ICWG has 30 minutes planned for updates on projects that potentially involve many members of the U.S. ice coring community (i.e., Hercules Dome or Mt. Waddington ice core drilling projects). If you would like to give a very brief update, please email T.J. Fudge ( If you are unable to attend but still would like to provide an update, please either send a prepared slide and text to T.J. or ask one of the ICWG members to give the update on your behalf.


Ice Core Science Community Planning Workshop 2020

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the in-person workshop was not held. Instead, a one-day virtual Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting was held on Thursday, April 2, for presenting and discussing information relevant to the U.S. ice coring program and for updating the IDP Long Range Science Plan. The workshop produced the following white papers:


Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop 2019

On March 29-30, 2019 the Ice Drilling Program Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop was held at the Washington Dulles Marriott Suites Worldgate hotel in Herndon, Virginia. The goal of the interdisciplinary ice community workshop was to identify future Arctic and Antarctic drilling sites for subglacial science, the ice drilling technology that is needed, and the timeline over the coming decade for advancing subglacial science on multiple frontiers. The workshop produced the following white papers:


Subglacial Access Drilling: IDPO Science Planning Workshop

On May 22-23, 2016, IDPO held the Subglacial Access Science Community Planning Workshop in Herndon, Virginia, which was a science-planning meeting organized by IDPO Director Mary Albert and was open to the community and to NSF. The goal of the meeting was to identify community consensus on the major community science projects in the coming decade that would need subglacial access drilling. Attendees at the workshop included 30 scientists, four NSF program managers, and one representative of Antarctic Support Contract. IDPO Subglacial Access Working Group (IDPO-SAWG) members Jill Mikucki, Ross Powell, and John Goodge led the discussions at the meeting, facilitated by Mary Albert of IDPO. IDDO Program Director Kristina Slawny and Terry Benson (Physical Sciences Lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison) also participated in the workshop. Download the workshop's final agenda and participant list. The workshop produced the following white papers:


Community Workshop on Ice Coring

Community members interested in identifying the next deep and intermediate-depth drilling sites in Greenland and Antarctica (using the DISC Drill or Intermediate Depth Drill) are invited to participate with the Ice Core Working Group in a short meeting to identify community consensus on the target sites and dates at the upcoming IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring at U.C. Irvine on February 26 & 27, 2014. Results from these discussions will form the basis of the drilling sites identified in the Long Range Science Plan for 2014-2024. There is no registration fee for the meeting.


7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology

The 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology was held 9-13 September 2013 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The workshop took a comprehensive look at the latest innovations in ice drilling technology, including ice coring, borehole logging, subglacial sampling, core logging and handling, and field logistics.


IPICS 2012 Open Science Conference

The first Open Science Conference of the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) will be held from 1-5 October 2012 at the beautiful setting of the Belembra club, situated on the border of the Mediterranean Sea in one of the best spots of the French Côte d'Azur. The objective of the conference is to present, discuss and put into perspective the most recent results of past and current ice core drilling projects in Antarctica and Greenland.


2011 Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop

On April 15-16, 2011 the IDPO sponsored an interdisciplinary ice community workshop to identify future Arctic and Antarctic drilling/coring sites, the ice drilling technology that will be needed, and the timeline over the coming decade for conducting scientific endeavors important for advancing science on many frontiers. Results from the workshop were reflected in updates to the science descriptions, timeline and planning matrices in the Long Range Science Plan and Long Range Drilling Technology Plan to help ensure that the drilling technology will be ready when needed by the science.


6th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology

The 6th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology was held at the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on 17-23 September 2006. Proceedings from the workshop are published in Annals of Glaciology, volume 47 (2007).