Ice Core Science Community Planning Workshop 2020

April 2, 2020
VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY

AGENDA

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding the in-person workshop. Instead we will have a one-day virtual Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting 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. Here is related information:

  • The virtual meeting on April 2 will occur via the Zoom platform; access information will be sent out to registered participants before the end of March.
  • A revised draft Agenda for the April 2 virtual meeting will be sent out to all registered participants early next week.
  • Our intention at this time is to hold an in-person workshop in D.C. on October 1 & 2, but that depends on the status of COVID-19. If you are not currently holding an airline ticket but you wish to attend the October meeting, please consider waiting until late summer to make the purchase. However, if you have already purchased an airline ticket for the April meeting, you may wish to check with the airline, since many airlines are now offering to re-issue the ticket with no penalty.
  • Invited speakers and ICWG members who had purchased their own airline tickets for the April meeting should contact Mary Albert.

The spread of COVID-19 is currently increasing, and we feel that holding the virtual meeting is prudent. The good news is that science planning and preparation for the future will continue!

What

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding the in-person workshop. Instead we will have a one-day virtual Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting 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.

All are welcome to attend, but we need to plan available space, so register for the meeting before March 13. After we receive your registration, we will send you additional details of the meeting as it develops.

When

April 2, 2020

The virtual meeting on April 2 will occur via the Zoom platform; access information will be sent out to registered participants before the end of March. A revised draft Agenda for the April 2 virtual meeting will be sent out to all registered participants early next week.

Where

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding the in-person workshop. Instead we will have a one-day virtual ICWG Community Meeting 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.

Registration

There is no registration fee to attend the workshop, but you must REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. Register for the meeting before March 13, 2020. After we receive registration, we will send you additional details of the meeting as it develops.

REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED.

Agenda

The workshop's agenda is outlined below. You can also download the agenda as a PDF.

Thursday, April 2

  Opening Remarks
11:00 Welcome: Mary Albert
11:05 NSF Remarks:Paul Cutler
11:15 Meeting goals: Erich Osterberg & T.J. Fudge
   
  Potential Future Science for Ice Coring: Arctic and Mid-latitudes
11:30 Arctic research questions for ice cores – Dom Winski
11:40 Qaanaaq – Erich Osterberg
11:50 South Dome, Greenland – Jessica Badgeley (invited)
12:05 North Pacific Projects – Karl Kreutz
12:15 Questions from Himalaya mountain glaciers – Summer Rupper (invited)
   
12:30 15 minute break
   
  Potential Future Science for Ice Coring: Antarctica and the Moon
12:45 Center for OLDest Ice Exploration STC proposal – Ed Brook
12:55 Shallow coring for old ice – John Higgins
1:05 Herc Dome Project update – TJ/Steig
1:15 Replicate Coring at Herc Dome – Vas Petrenko
1:25 Taylor Dome Firnification – Kaitlin Keegan
1:35 WAIS Coastal Cores – Peter Neff
1:45 East Antarctic Cores - Sarah Aarons (invited)
2:00 Lunar ice – James Green
   
2:15 15 minute break
   
  Brief Ice Drilling Technology Updates
2:30 Hot water drilling capability at UNL – David Harwood
2:40 Future ice coring technologies – James McManis
2:50 Portable ultralight ice core drilling system for high altitude use – Paolo Gabrielli
3:00 Drilling for neutrino projects – Michael DuVernois
3:10 IDP drill system updates – Krissy Slawny
   
  Ice core storage update
3:20 NSF Ice Core Facility update - Lindsay Powers
3:50 NSF ICF questions for the community – Geoff Hargreaves
4:05 Updating the IDP Long Range Science Plan – Mary Albert
4:10 Summary and closing remarks – Erich & TJ
4:30 Adjourn

Friday, April 3

11:00 Welcome: Mary Albert
11:05 ICWG Discussion items: Erich Osterberg
   
  Ice Core Facility needs discussion – TJ Fudge
  • Building & cold rooms
  • Ice core processing
  • Ice core storage for wide-diameter cores
  • Ice core tubes at ICF
  • Action items for ICWG Recommendation regarding the NSF ICF
  Ice Core Data sharing discussion - Andrei Kurbatov
  ICWG Action items for the Long Range Science Plan – Mary Albert
  Additional ICWG discussion?
  Adjourn public meeting
   
  ICWG Executive Session
  • ICWG rotation - Erich Osterberg
  • Additional items?

Lodging

No lodging is needed for this online meeting.

Contact

For more information regarding the workshop, please send an email to Icedrill at Dartmouth dot edu or contact one of the people below directly.

Sponsor and IDP Executive Director:
Mary Albert, Dartmouth

IDP Ice Core Working Group Conveners:
Erich Osterberg, Dartmouth
T.J. Fudge, University of Washington