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Reminder: 6-September Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Arctic and P2C2 Proposals

The NSF 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) and the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (10-574) proposal deadline is October 18, 2012.

As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from the IDDO group at the University of Wisconsin you must contact icedrill@dartmouth.edu at least 6 weeks prior to the proposal deadline, in this case by * September 6. *

For more information about requesting ice drilling support, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

For information and ideas about partnering with IDPO for broader impacts, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

For information about the 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund

For information about the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change - P2C2- (10-574) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5750&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund

6-September Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Arctic and P2C2 Proposals

The NSF 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) and the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (10-574) proposal deadline is October 18, 2012.

* As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from the IDDO group at the University of Wisconsin you must contact icedrill@dartmouth.edu at least 6 weeks prior to the proposal deadline, in this case by September 6. *

For more information about requesting ice drilling support, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

For information and ideas about partnering with IDPO for broader impacts, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

For information about the 2012 Arctic Research Opportunities (10-597) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund

For information about the 2012 Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change - P2C2- (10-574) funding opportunity, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5750&org=OPP&sel_org=OPP&from=fund

Summer 2012 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the Summer 2012 quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:
- Replicate Coring System Characterization Testing Underway
- Intermediate Depth Drill Starts Taking Shape
- Intermediate Depth Logging Winch in Fabrication
- Rapid Access Ice Drill
- Technical Advisory Board Meeting
- GISP2 Borehole Casing
- New Drilling Fluid
- Change Management Policy
- New Outreach Effort Distills Your Research Paper into Key Points
- Educational Outreach
- Ice Drilling Technology Workshop Proceedings
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

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

DRAFT 2012 Long Range Science Plan - Request for Community Input

It is that time of year again when we solicit the ice coring and drilling community for input and comments on the Long Range Science Plan. The draft 2012 Long Range Science Plan has been updated to reflect the outcomes from the 2012 Science Advisory Board (SAB) meeting. This document is meant to be the forward planning path for our sciences. Please take the time to review the working draft and send any additional input to icedrill@dartmouth.edu by June 8; IDPO will coordinate review of the input by the SAB for incorporation into the final document. As usual, this Plan will be revisited and revised as appropriate each spring.

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

 

We thank you in advance for your input.

Spring 2012 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the Spring 2012 quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:
- 2011-2012 Antarctic Field Season Successfully Completed
- DISC Drill Replicate Coring Test
- Badger-Eclipse Drill Utilized for Driller Training
- New Hand Auger Prototype Tested
- Rapid Access Drill Feasibility
- Science Advisory Board Working Groups
- Educational Outreach
- Drilling Support to Science Projects
- U.S. Ice Drilling Program Media Guide
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

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

Subglacial/Borehole Logging Working Groups: Call for Participants

The Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the NSF-funded Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO; https://icedrill.org) wants to ensure it captures the complete breadth of community input for on-going and future needs of the ice drilling science community. The SAB seeks to form two new working groups; each group will organize by teleconferences and webinars to update the community about progress in ice drilling foci and receive input on current community concerns and future needs.

The two working groups are:
(1) Working Group on Subglacial Access Drilling (WGSAD) that will represent the broad range of scientists interested in gaining data from beneath glaciers and ice sheets. The breadth of fields includes (but is not limited to) basement and bedrock geology, Cenozoic sedimentary basins, till, heat flow, exposure dating, stream hydrology (englacial, subglacial), geochemistry, limnology, oceanography, microbiology, etc. Ross Powell, currently on the SAB, will initially lead the group. Other standing SAB members currently representing these communities are Jill Mikucki for microbiology, and Howard Conway for exposure dating.

(2) Working Group on Borehole Logging (WGBL) that will represent the broad range of scientists interested in deploying logging instruments in glaciers and ice sheets. Ryan Bay and Gary Clow, who are both currently on the SAB, will initially lead the group.

If you are interested in contributing to either of these working groups and advising on future paths the U.S. ice drilling program should take, please notify Joseph Souney of IDPO at joseph.souney@unh.edu by May 18.

Current Outreach Opportunities Needing Your Support

There have been multiple requests for IDPO's new "videoconference with a classroom" activity, which offers you an opportunity to share your research within a pre-scripted presentation with groups of high school students across the US. This involves a small time commitment on your part, working with IPDO Education Program Manager Linda Morris to prepare and schedule the event, but has long-term impact on the teachers and students you touch. An example recording is available for those who express interest, showing how these events transpire.

Please consider acting as a scientist mentor. Email Linda Morris to find out more today! linda.m.morris@dartmouth.edu

Also, for information and ideas about partnering with IDPO for broader impacts, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

19-April Deadline for Requesting Ice Drilling Support for NSF Antarctic Proposals

The 2012 Antarctic Research Solicitation (12-539) deadline is May 31, 2012. As a reminder, if your proposal requires any kind of ice drilling or ice coring support from the IDDO group at the University of Wisconsin you must contact icedrill@dartmouth.edu at least 6 weeks prior to the Antarctic Research Solicitation (12-539) deadline, in this case by April 19.

For more information about requesting ice drilling support, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/scientists.shtml

For information and ideas about partnering with IDPO for broader impacts, please visit:
https://icedrill.org/scientists/outreach_support.shtml

For information about the 2012 Antarctic Research Solicitation (12-539) itself, visit:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12539/nsf12539.htm

Winter 2011-12 Ice Bits Newsletter Now Available

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces that the Winter 2011-12 quarterly update of IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) activities is available at:
https://icedrill.org/icebits

Topics include:
- Drilling Completed of the WAIS Divide Main Ice Core
- Drilling Completed at Taylor Glacier, Antarctica for Study of Ancient Atmospheres
- Replicate Coring System
- Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID)
- Intermediate-Depth Drill
- Educational Outreach
- Drilling Support to Science Projects
- Requesting Ice Drilling Support

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

Global and Regional Climate Signals from Ice Cores, 2012 SCAR Open Science Conference :: 16-19 July 2012, Portland, OR

Global and Regional Climate Signals from Ice Cores
2012 SCAR Open Science Conference
16-19 July 2012
Portland, OR

Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions on time scales from decades to hundreds of millennia, and direct records of the composition of the atmosphere. As such, they are cornerstones of global change research. For example, ice cores play a central role in showing how closely climate and greenhouse gas concentrations were linked in the past, and in demonstrating that very abrupt climate switches can occur. In this session, we invite contributions to our understanding of regional and global climate from Antarctic cores, on all time and spatial scales. Presentations on methods of climate reconstruction and presentations that address the relationship of Antarctic climate with global or large scale regional climate are also welcome.

Meeting Web Site: http://scar2012.geol.pdx.edu/
Abstract Submission: http://www.scar.org/abstracts/submit.html (requires making an account first)
Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2012