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November 30, 2018
IDP
Fall 2018 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The FALL 2018 quarterly update of U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) activities is now available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:

  • AGU Town Hall 2018: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions
  • 2018 Arctic Field Season Support Completed
  • Field Support to Antarctic 2018-2019 Projects
  • Subglacial Access Science Planning Workshop: March 29-30, 2019
  • Education and Outreach Update
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

To view the newsletter, please go to:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

November 19, 2018
IDPO
AGU Town Hall 2018: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) will hold the AGU Town Hall on Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions on Tuesday, December 11, at the Marriott Marquis room Independence E from 12:30-13:30. The meeting is convened by Mary Albert with co-convenor John Goodge.

In addition, at this Town Hall a representative of the International Glaciological Society will present the IGS Richardson Medal to Dr. Julie Palais. For more information about the IGS Richardson Medal and Dr. Julie Palais, visit:
https://www.igsoc.org/awards/richardson/palais.html

Abstract: Ice sheets, glaciers, and the underlying bedrock, sediment and permafrost hold crucial evidence of past climate, ice sheet dynamics, and cratonic geology. National and international collaboration for drilling in the remote polar regions requires strategic coordination between science, technology, and logistics. This meeting will provide the research community with updates on IDP, IPICS, RAID, and SALSA drilling initiatives. Opportunities for community involvement will be showcased, and input from the audience will be solicited.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Marriott Marquis - Independence E
AGU meeting website: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Session/56028
For additional information: please contact Mary Albert (Mary.R.Albert@dartmouth.edu)

October 3, 2018
IDPO
AGU Town Hall 2018: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions

Town Hall Title:TH23I: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions
Date and Time: Tuesday, 11 December 2018: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Marriott Marquis, Room: Independence E

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program will hold the AGU Town Hall on Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions on Tuesday, December 11, at the Marriott Marquis room Independence E from 12:30-13:30. The meeting is convened by Mary Albert with co-convenor John Goodge. In addition, at this Town Hall a representative of the International Glaciological Society will present the IGS Richardson Medal to Dr. Julie Palais.

Abstract: Ice sheets, glaciers, and the underlying bedrock, sediment and permafrost hold crucial evidence of past climate, ice sheet dynamics, and cratonic geology. National and international collaboration for drilling in the remote polar regions requires strategic coordination between science, technology, and logistics. This meeting will provide the research community with updates on IDPO-IDDO, IPICS, RAID, and SALSA drilling initiatives. Opportunities for community involvement will be showcased, and input from the audience will be solicited.

AGU meeting website for more information:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Session/56028

For further information, please contact Mary Albert (Mary.R.Albert at dartmouth.edu)

September 12, 2018
IDPO-IDDO
Summer 2018 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The SUMMER 2018 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:

  • Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Test Completed at Raven Camp in Greenland
  • Antarctic Cargo Preparation Commences for Law Dome Project
  • Equipment Updates
    • Foro 3000 Drill
    • Foro Drill
    • Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill
    • Intermediate Depth Drill
    • Winkie Drill
    • Blue Ice Drill (BID)
    • Thermal Drill
    • Hand Augers
    • 4-Inch Drills
    • Eclipse Drills
  • 2018 School of Ice
  • IDPO Education and Outreach at POLAR2018
  • 2018-2028 Long Range Science and Long Range Drilling Technology Plans Updated
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

To view the newsletter, please go to:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

June 13, 2018
IDPO-IDDO
Spring 2018 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The SPRING 2018 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:

  • Rapid Air Movement Drill Upgrades in Full Swing at IDDO
  • Field Support to 2018 Arctic Projects
  • 2018 Technical Advisory Board Meeting
  • Equipment Updates
    • Foro 3000 Drill
    • Foro Drill
    • Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill
    • Thermal Drill
    • Intermediate Depth Drill
    • Winkie Drill
    • Blue Ice Drill (BID)
    • Foro 700 Drill
  • IDPO Education and Public Outreach Workshops at NSTA
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

To view the newsletter, please go to:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

May 14, 2018
IDPO
Request for Community Input - Draft 2018 Long Range Science Plan

Will you need an ice core or an access hole drilled in a glacier or ice sheet in the coming decade? If so, please read on and send us your input!

Each year in the spring the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program works with its Science Advisory Board and with the research community to update the IDPO Long Range Science Plan. This Plan identifies the science in the coming decade that will require the use of ice drilling technology and expertise for the community. This also drives the formation of other plans, for example the IDDO Long Range Drilling Technology Plan. The plans provide the basis for multi-annual planning for the actions and drill development projects of IDPO-IDDO and others, and the plans give the funding agencies advance notice of upcoming community science needs.

If you will need an ice core or a hole drilled in a glacier or ice sheet in the coming decade, or a rock core from under shallow glacial ice, please make sure that the high-level articulation of your science is captured in the current draft update of the IDPO Long Range Science Plan!

Please read through the draft Long Range Science Plan and send corrections, updates, or additions to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu ASAP or not later than May 30, 2018.

Submission deadline: 30 May 2018

To download the working draft, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/about/resources.shtml#scienceplan

March 9, 2018
IDPO-IDDO
Winter 2017-18 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The WINTER 2017-18 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:

  • IDDO Completes Support of 2017-2018 Antarctic Season
  • IDPO Ice Core Working Group Tackles Science-Technology Tradeoffs
  • Equipment Updates
    • Foro 3000 Drill
    • Foro Drill
    • Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill
    • Thermal Drill
    • Intermediate Depth Drill
  • IDPO Hosts Successful Town Hall at AGU
  • Antarctic Science Generates Enthusiasm at an IDPO Education and Public Outreach Event at Rutgers University
  • Call for Input - Long Range Science Plan
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

February 5, 2018
IDPO
Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

The NSF Antarctic Science section will now accept proposals at any time for solicitation ANT 18-530, and the NSF Arctic section will accept proposals at any time for solicitation ARC 16-595. Scientists who are proposing research that will require ice coring or ice drilling, and associated education and outreach activities, should request field support from IDPO-IDDO by completing a Field Project Support Requirements form available at https://icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml , and/or follow the directions regarding obtaining outreach support at https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml . Scientists should send the information to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu at least 3 weeks before the target date for submitting your NSF proposal.

IDPO-IDDO Field Project Support Requirements Form:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

IDPO Outreach Support for Scientists:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

ANT 18-530 solicitation:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18530/nsf18530.htm

Frequently asked questions for ANT 18-530:
https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18042

ARC 16-595 solicitation:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16595/nsf16595.htm

December 5, 2017
IDPO-IDDO
Fall 2017 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The FALL 2017 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:

  • Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill and Stampfli Drill Now Ready for PI Use
  • Field Support to Antarctic 2017-2018 Projects
  • Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU Town Hall Meeting
  • Announcing new IDPO Education and Outreach Website
  • Announcing School of Ice 2018
  • Requesting Ice Drilling Support

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

November 1, 2017
IDPO
Fall AGU Town Hall Meeting: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions

Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions AGU Town Hall Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Place: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 208-209

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) is once again organizing a Town Hall meeting at the Fall AGU Meeting entitled 'TH23H: Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions'. Ice sheets, glaciers, and the underlying bedrock, sediment and permafrost hold crucial evidence of past climate, ice sheet extent, and cratonic geology. National and international collaboration for drilling in the remote polar regions requires strategic coordination between science, technology, and logistics. This meeting will provide the research community with updates on IDPO-IDDO, IPICS, IPA, RAID, and SALSA drilling initiatives. Opportunities for community involvement will be showcased, and input from the audience will be solicited.

AGU meeting website for more information:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/meetingapp.cgi/Session/30134

For further information, please contact
Mary Albert (Mary.R.Albert at dartmouth.edu)

September 13, 2017
IDPO-IDDO
Summer 2017 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The SUMMER 2017 quarterly update of IDPO and IDDO activities is now available at:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

Topics include:

  • IDDO Welcomes New Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager
  • IDDO Finishes Successful 2017 Arctic Field Season
  • Equipment Development
    • Winkie Drill
    • Stampfli 2-Inch Drill
    • Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill
    • Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill
    • Foro 3000 Drill
    • DISC Drill versus Foro 3000 Drill Analysis
    • Winch Simulator
  • Long Range Science and Long Range Drilling Technology Plans Updated
  • School of Ice Development Program Successfully Held at Dartmouth College
  • NAAEE Outreach Event
  • Dr. Julie Palais Awarded Richardson Medal
  • Charles Bentley, Pioneering UW-Madison Glaciologist, Dies
  • Charlie Bentley Commemorative Event

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.icedrill.org/icebits/

September 8, 2017
IDDO
Charlie Bentley Commemorative Event

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Our dear friend, mentor and colleague, Charles Bentley, passed away on August 19th after a beautiful and accomplished life and career. A commemorative reception will be held on Friday, September 22nd on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus. Light refreshments will be served. While a formal program will not be held, guests will be able to visit a number of spaces to view photos, videos, Antarctic memorabilia and to share stories of the man that touched so many lives.

As we plan for this event, please feel free to send any photos of Charlie that you would like included in a slide show shown at the gathering to kristina.slawny@wisc.edu. In addition, if you are a former student of Charlie's, please visit this website to add your information (and that of your own students, if applicable) to Charlie's academic family tree.

https://academictree.org/physics/peopleinfo.php?pid=665035

Event: Commemorative Reception honoring Charlie Bentley
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Location: UW-Madison Geoscience Building, 1215 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706
Time: 5:00 - 8:00pm

**RSVP: To assist the hosts in planning for refreshments, please RSVP to kristina.slawny@wisc.edu by Friday, September 15th.**

A memorial service will be held the following day on September 23rd at the Unitarian Church, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705 at 10:00am, with a reception to follow. A private burial will be held on Sunday.

We hope you will join us. Please feel free to distribute this far and wide. All are welcome.

There was an obituary in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/science/earth/charles-r-bentley-87-pioneer-of-polar-science-is-dead.html

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