March 29-30, 2019
Washington Dulles Marriott Suites Worldgate Hotel
Herndon, Virginia, USA
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:
- Assessment of East Antarctic Ice Sheet sensitivity to warming and its potential for contributions to sea level rise
- Drilling priorities to determine the past extent of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
- Subglacial Access Working Group (SAWG): Access Drilling Priorities in Greenland
- Subglacial Access Working Group: Access Drilling Priorities in the Ross Ice Shelf Region
Save the date! The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Subglacial Access Working Group (IDP-SAWG) will hold a community planning workshop on March 29-30, 2019 at the Washington Dulles Marriott Suites Worldgate hotel in Herndon, Virginia. The meeting will be all day on Friday March 29, and Saturday morning March 30.
Description: Scientific discoveries achieved from evidence within, and beneath the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets and temperate glaciers are critical to society today, but they are not achieved without significant advance planning. The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) will sponsor an interdisciplinary ice community workshop 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 outcome of the workshop will be white papers describing community endeavors with associated timelines that will become part of the updated U.S. Ice Drilling Program Long Range Science Plan.
March 29-30, 2019
Fri, Mar 29: meeting all day
Sat, Mar 30: meeting in morning; return home in afternoon
Washington Dulles Marriott Suites
Herndon, Virginia, USA
There is no registration fee to attend the workshop, but you must PRE-REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. After we receive your pre-registration, we will send you additional details of meeting logistics and agenda.
The registration period has ended. If you wish to participate in the meeting, please contact Dr. Mary Albert directly at mary dot r dot albert at dartmouth dot edu.
The workshop's agenda is outlined below. You can also download the agenda as a PDF.
Friday, March 29
|Breakfast on your own (provided with room). Coffee for the meeting will appear at 10:00.|
|8:00||Meeting check-in: pre-load your presentations|
|8:30||Welcome and workshop charge - Mary Albert|
|8:40||NSF Remarks - Mike Jackson|
|8:50||Workshop goals & game plan - Slawek Tulaczyk & Jill Mikucki|
|Short Overview Presentations: What are the critical & compelling scientific questions?|
|9:00||Kristin Poinar - ice sheet flow Greenland|
|9:20||Perry Spector - past extent of WAIS|
|9:40||Trista Vick-Majors - polar microbial ecology|
|10:20||Jill Mikucki - subglacial ecosystems|
|10:40||John Goodge – East Antarctic lithosphere|
|11:00||Dale Winebrenner - ice melting probes|
|11:20||Pavel Talalay – Chinese / international subglacial exploration|
|11:40||Britney Schmidt – astrobiology issues|
|12:00||Explanation of the priority wall and breakout groups – Jill Mikucki|
|12:10||Lunch provided for registered participants|
|Short Topical Presentations: Future subglacial drilling projects – what are your aims?|
|Allie Balter - North Greenland ice-margin sensitivity to interglacial climate from subglacial bedrock|
|Matt Siegfried - Building a network of subglacial observatories for the polar community|
|Molly Patterson - Recovery of Neogene and Quaternary marine sediments along the Siple Coast|
|Slawek Tulaczyk - Sensitivity of the East Antarctic ice sheet: subglacial Pliocene marine sediments|
|Perry Spector - Past ice thickness at Taylor Dome to deconvolve ice-core stable-isotope records|
|John Goodge - Exploration of the glacial bed and subglacial bedrock in central East Antarctica|
For the subglacial realms and for the coming decade, participants will post 5 specific key science questions on the Priority Wall pertaining to subglacial access drilling.
|14:45||Breakout group discussion for each realm
What are the key priorities for subglacial research? What common science themes and common geographic footprints can we identify? Divide the whole group into break-out groups defined by realm or environment, for discussions and preparation of a group presentation.
|16:30||Reports from break-out groups
Summary presentation from each break-out group from the major realms, identifying the key science questions driving the research, and identifying associated geographic areas of interest, timelines, and required drilling technologies.
|17:15||Round-table discussion of goal, priorities, and compatibilities – common ground? Shared footprint our resources?|
|17:50||Summary of the day and action items for tomorrow|
|18:00||Meeting adjourned for the day|
Saturday, March 30
|Breakfast on your own (inc with room cost). Coffee for the meeting will appear at 10:00.|
|8:15||Recap of yesterday and goals for the morning – Slawek Tulaczyk & Jill Mikucki|
|8:30||Whole group discussion – questions and comments|
|9:00||Breakout Group work – Writing of a draft 3-page white paper for each breakout group. Each white paper should address: WHAT is the scientific issue the program will address? WHY is it important? WHAT evidence from within or beneath the ice sheet is needed to advance the state of knowledge? WHERE will you gather the field evidence? WHEN do you hope to conduct the field season? HOW will you gather the evidence? WHO contributed to this white paper?|
|10:15||Breakout Group summaries – report on each draft white paper (~10 mins each)|
|11:00||Whole group final discussion – open mic|
|11:45||Electronic submission of draft breakout group white papers to Jill, Slawek & Mary|
|11:50||Meeting summary and next steps – Mary Albert|
A block of rooms is reserved at the Washington Dulles Marriott Suites. Use the HOTEL ONLINE RESERVATION FORM to reserve a hotel room.
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