Subglacial Access Drilling: IDPO Science Planning Workshop
On May 22 – 23, IDPO held the Subglacial Access Science Community Planning Workshop in Herndon, Virginia, which was a science-planning meeting organized by IDPO Director Mary Albert and was open to the community and to NSF. The goal of the meeting was to identify community consensus on the major community science projects in the coming decade that would need subglacial access drilling. Attendees at the workshop included 30 scientists, four NSF program managers, and one representative of Antarctic Support Contract. IDPO Subglacial Access Working Group (IDPO-SAWG) members Jill Mikucki, Ross Powell, and John Goodge led the discussions at the meeting, facilitated by Mary Albert of IDPO. IDDO Program Director Kristina Slawny and Terry Benson (Physical Sciences Lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison) also participated in the workshop. Download the workshop's final agenda and participant list. The workshop produced the following white papers:
- Access Drilling Priorities in Ice Shelves and Ice Streams - Thwaites Glacier Region
- Access Drilling Priorities in Subglacial Aquatic Environments
- Access Drilling Priorities in the Antarctic Continental Interior
- Access Drilling Priorities in the Ross Sea Sector of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Community Workshop on Ice Coring
Community members interested in identifying the next deep and intermediate-depth drilling sites in Greenland and Antarctica (using the DISC Drill or Intermediate Depth Drill) are invited to participate with the Ice Core Working Group in a short meeting to identify community consensus on the target sites and dates at the upcoming IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring at U.C. Irvine on February 26 & 27, 2014. Results from these discussions will form the basis of the drilling sites identified in the Long Range Science Plan for 2014-2024. There is no registration fee for the meeting. For more information, visit the WORKSHOP'S WEBSITE.
7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
The 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology will be held from 9-13 September 2013 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. As more information about the workshop becomes available it will posted on the workshop's website at: http://icedrill.org/7th-international-workshop-on-ice-drilling-technology/.
For more information, visit the WORKSHOP'S WEBSITE.
IPICS 2012 Open Science Conference
The first Open Science Conference of the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) will be held from 1-5 October 2012 at the beautiful setting of the Belembra club, situated on the border of the Mediterranean Sea in one of the best spots of the French Côte d'Azur.
The objective of the conference is to present, discuss and put into perspective the most recent results of past and current ice core drilling projects (deep drillings such as EPICA, WAIS Divide, NEEM, TALDICE,... but also shallow drillings) in Antarctica and Greenland. Other ice core drilling projects conducted in non-polar glaciers or in other Arctic sites are also welcome. For more information, please visit the conference web site at: http://www.ipics2012.org/.
2011 Ice Drilling Science Community Planning Workshop
On April 15-16, 2011 the IDPO sponsored an interdisciplinary ice community workshop to identify future Arctic and Antarctic drilling/coring sites, the ice drilling technology that will be needed, and the timeline over the coming decade for conducting scientific endeavors important for advancing science on many frontiers. Results from the workshop were reflected in updates to the science descriptions, timeline and planning matrices in the Long Range Science Plan and Long Range Drilling Technology Plan to help ensure that the drilling technology will be ready when needed by the science.
For more information about the workshop, visit the workshop's web site at: www.icedrill.org/science-planning-workshop-2011/.
6th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
The 6th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology was held at the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on 17-23 September 2006. Proceedings from the workshop are published in Annals of Glaciology, volume 47 (2007).
Proceedings from earlier "workshops on ice drilling technology" can be found inside our Library.