2018-2019 USAP Field Season
Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) - McMurdo
Dr. Mary R Albert
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Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO): (1) provides community leadership in ice drilling research and development; (2) identifies new technology needs and plans technology development and funding; (3) acquires new drilling technology to support science objectives for new discoveries; (4) provides the drills, equipment, and drilling expertise needed by the science groups; (5) enhances communication and information exchange related to ice coring and drilling science and technology; and (6) establishes activities in collaboration with the polar science and engineering community to contribute to NSF's strategic goals for desired societal outcomes.
Field Season Overview
This season will be a continuation of coordinated retrograde cargo efforts from the WAIS Divide DISC drill project. IDPO personnel will be deploying for the Rapid-Access Ice Drill (RAID) maintenance season January to early February 2019, and to Casey Station with the Australian Antarctic Program.