Community Workshop on Ice Coring

26-27 February 2014
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, California, USA


The goal of this workshop is to identify and discuss U.S. community ideas on future deep or intermediate depth ice coring sites in the Arctic or Antarctic that would require use of the DISC or IDD coring drills. The workshop will enable community members to participate with the Ice Core Working Group in a short meeting to identify, discuss, and work toward consensus on the target sites and years. Results from these discussions will form the basis of the drilling sites identified in the IDPO Long Range Science Plan for 2014-2024.

There is no registration fee for the meeting. The AGENDA for the workshop is now available.


Wednesday Feb 26 at 1:30 -- Natural Sciences II, room 1201

Thursday Feb 27 at 8:30 -- UC Irvine Croul Hall, room 3101


University of California, Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
Croul Hall 3101
Irvine, CA 92697-3100


There is no registration fee to attend the workshop, but please register if you are coming so that the meeting room will be sized appropriately. Also there will be food provided for those who do register! * Registration is now closed for the workshop. *


The AGENDA for the workshop is now available.


A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport. This room block is for both the South Pole Ice Core Workshop and the IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring.

Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport
18700 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine CA 92612

Room Block Name: SPICECore
$95.00 +tax per night
Cut Off Date: February 8, 2014


There will be a 14-passenger van that runs 2x in the morning and 2x in the evening to transport people back and forth between the Atrium Hotel and UC-Irvine..

Alternatively, it is a ~3 mile walk from the hotel to UC-Irvine, and several of us plan to walk back and forth. If you would like to walk, download the walking map.


Mary Albert via Icedrill 'at' Dartmouth 'dot' edu

South Pole Ice Core Workshop

Prior to the Community Workshop on Ice Coring, there is a 1.5-day workshop (25-26 Feb) to make plans in advance of the the April NSF-PLR Antarctic Research solicitation deadline for proposals aimed at working on the South Pole 1500-m Ice Core. Community members attending the Community Workshop on Ice Coring are also welcome to attend the South Pole Ice Core Workshop. The first drilling season for the South Pole Ice Core is 2014-2015, so ice will be available for analysis starting in summer 2015. Among items to discuss at the workshop will be decisions on the proposed ice core cut plan, so that researchers can plan their projects around realistic allocations of ice volume. We expect the workshop to be light on research presentations, and heavy on time for making concrete plans. Discussions of the South Pole Ice Core will end by noon on 26 Feb. For more information about this workshop, visit the SOUTH POLE ICE CORE WORKSHOP WEBSITE.