2017-2018 Science Planning Summaries
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2017-2018 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) - McMurdo

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Event Number:
NSF Agreement

Program Manager:
Dr. Michael Jackson

ASC POC/Implementer:
Judy Shiple / Curt Labombard / Matthew Kippenhan

Principal Investigator

Dr. Mary R Albert

Dartmouth College
Thayer School of Engineering
Hanover, New Hampshire

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Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Around 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

Two drilling participants are listed on the SIP for G-192-M (Putkonen, OPP-1445205), and one participant is listed on the SIP for D-551-M (Goodge, OPP-1419935).