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Early Career Travel Opportunity for the IPICS & ICYS Meeting

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) offers an NSF-sponsored opportunity for U.S. early career scientists, postdocs, and PhD students in the U.S. to apply for travel support to the October 2020 ICYS and IPICS Open Science meeting in Crans-Montana, Switzerland https://indico.psi.ch/event/6697/overview . Under-represented minorities and scientists from minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be provided air and train tickets and will be registered for the conference by IDP. In addition, successful applicants will receive reimbursement of receipts for their cost of lodging and meals up to a potential maximum of $1,320 US; the exact amount will depend on the number of qualified applicants. Applicants must plan to attend the Oct 18 ICYS meeting as well. Applicants will be informed of the results of their application from IDP by April 6, 2020.

Applications will be accepted until 31 March 2020. To apply, create one pdf document that contains the following information:

  • A one-page brief CV that includes your full name, current position, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, education, and publication list
  • Your draft one-page abstract for the IPICS meeting

Please email your application to Icedrill@Dartmouth.edu before 31 March 2020, under the subject heading “Application for Early Career Travel”.

IDP Ice Core Science Community Planning Workshop

What: U.S. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Science Community Planning Workshop
When: April 2-3, 2020
Where: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Website: https://icedrill.org/meetings/ice-core-science-community-planning-workshop-2020
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2020
Sponsor: Mary Albert, Dartmouth, IDP Executive Director
IDP Ice Core Working Group Conveners: Erich Osterberg, Dartmouth; T.J. Fudge, University of Washington

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group (IDP-ICWG) will hold a U.S. community planning workshop on April 2-3, 2020, at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting will be all day on Thursday, April 2, and Friday morning, April 3.

Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to articulate driving scientific questions in ice core research for the coming decade and beyond, and identify drilling sites and technological and logistical requirements needed to answer those questions, for contribution to the U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Long Range Science Plan.

Description: Scientific discoveries achieved in 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) is sponsoring an interdisciplinary ice community workshop to identify science driving future Arctic and Antarctic ice coring sites, the ice drilling technology that will be needed, and the timeline over the coming decade for advancing ice core 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.

Video-conferencing will be available for remote participation.

There is no registration fee for the workshop, but everyone planning to attend (even those attending remotely) MUST register so that we will have an accurate headcount for meeting room space and catering. The registration deadline is March 13. After we receive your registration, we will send you additional details of the meeting as it develops. If you plan to attend via video-conferencing, please indicate that on your registration so that we can be in contact.

Further details regarding the upcoming workshop in Alexandria, VA, including registration instructions, agenda, and future updates, can be found at:
https://icedrill.org/meetings/ice-core-science-community-planning-workshop-2020

Fall 2019 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The FALL 2019 quarterly update of U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) activities is now available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits/2019-fall

Topics include:

  • Connect with IDP at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting!
  • 2019 Arctic Field Season Support Completed
  • Field Support to Antarctic 2019-2020 Projects
  • Field Support to Northern Hemisphere Winter/Spring 2019-2020 Projects
  • International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences 3rd Open Science Conference - Ice Core Science at the three Poles
  • Save the Date! IDP Ice Core Working Group Community Planning Workshop April 2-3, 2020
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

To view the newsletter, please go to:
https://icedrill.org/icebits/2019-fall

PolarTREC Education and Outreach Opportunity

Host a PolarTREC Educator on Your Field Research Project

Dear U.S. Ice Drilling Colleagues -

PolarTREC is looking for researchers who are willing to host educators on their research projects in the polar regions.

You can apply to take part in the PolarTREC program, where NSF embeds an educator on your team. The educator acts as a research assistant providing another set of hands for your work and will also amplify your research by designing education outreach projects and products developed with your input.

If you are interested and want to learn more about the program and application deadline, contact PolarTREC by email at info@polartrec.com .

Summer 2019 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The SUMMER 2019 quarterly update of U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) activities is now available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits/2019-summer

Topics include:

  • Beneficial Proof-of-Concept Testing Conducted in Alaska
  • Foro 3000 Fabrication Underway
  • 2019 IDP School of Ice Workshop
  • IDP Education and Outreach at TEDxMileHigh Summer Event
  • 2019-2029 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/2019-summer

Spring 2019 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The SPRING 2019 quarterly update of U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) activities is now available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:

  • Beneficial Testing Opportunities Conducted Near Madison, WI
  • Field Support to 2019 Arctic Projects
  • IDP Subglacial Access Working Group Science Planning Workshop
  • Education and Public Outreach
  • The MECC and Other Antarctic Cargo Returns
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

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

Request for Community Input - Draft 2019 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 U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) works with its Science Advisory Board and with the research community to update the 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 Long Range Drilling Technology Plan. The plans provide the basis for multi-annual planning for the actions and drill development projects of IDP 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 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 17, 2019.

Submission deadline: May 17, 2019

To download the working draft, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/long-range-science-plan

Winter 2018-2019 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The WINTER 2018-2019 quarterly update of U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) activities is now available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:

  • Successful Support of 2018-2019 Antarctic Law Dome Project
  • Successful Support of 2018-2019 Antarctic RAID Project
  • Subglacial Access Science Planning Workshop: March 29-30, 2019
  • Call for Input - Long Range Science Plan
  • Education and Outreach Update
  • IDP Hosts Successful Town Hall at AGU Fall Meeting
  • Acknowledgment of IDP in Publications
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals

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

IDP Subglacial Access Working Group SCIENCE PLANNING WORKSHOP (Second Announcement)

What: U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Subglacial Access Science Planning Workshop
When: March 29-30, 2019
Where: Herndon, Virginia
Website: https://icedrill.org/meetings/subglacial-access-science-planning-workshop-2019

This is a second announcement for the U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Subglacial Access Science Planning Workshop in Herndon, Virginia which will take place on March 29-30, 2019. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide focused feedback from subglacial research community into the IDP Long Range Science Plan. Specifically, we seek to stimulate discussions that will yield a prioritized list of science objectives and associated targets and requirements (sampling, drilling and support needs) for the coming decade for the 2019 update to the IDP Long Range Science Plan. We will provide options for remote participation for the plenary aspects of the workshop, and also we welcome short presentations and/or written feedback from non-attendees.

We plan to have a draft white paper at the end of the workshop and we will solicit feedback on the draft after the workshop, but before it is finalized, for inclusion in the IDP Long Range Science Plan. White papers that were written after the prior, 2016, subglacial access workshop can be downloaded here: https://icedrill.org/meetings/subglacial-access-drilling-idpo-science-planning-workshop

There is no registration fee for the workshop, but everyone planning to attend should register so that we will have an accurate headcount for meeting room space and catering. Further details regarding the upcoming workshop in Herndon, including registration instructions, agenda, and future updates, can be found at: https://icedrill.org/meetings/subglacial-access-science-planning-workshop-2019

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