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The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) provides scientific leadership and oversight of ice coring and drilling activities funded by the National Science Foundation and also oversees the IDDO.



Ice Drilling Program Office

IDPO LogoMary Albert at Dartmouth College leads the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO), first established in 2008 and awarded again in 2013, with subawards to the University of New Hampshire (Mark Twickler) and Colorado School of Mines (Alfred Eustes). The IDPO was established to articulate and maintain long term and short term goals and plans in conjunction with the ice coring and drilling research community, enhance communication and information exchange within the research community and beyond to the public, and oversee the subaward to IDDO. In addition, the IDPO convenes a Science Advisory Board for the purpose of forming and updating a Long Range Science Plan that articulates the direction of U.S. ice coring and drilling science and identifies the drills and drilling technology required to enable the science.


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Mary Albert, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Ice Drilling Program Office
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA
Phone: 603.646.0277
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Additional Info: Dartmouth web page


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Blaise Stephanus, PMP, PMI-ACP
Program Manager
Ice Drilling Program Office
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA
Phone: 303.530.7373
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Mark Twicker
Science Coordination Officer
Ice Drilling Program Office
Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH USA
Phone: 603.862.1991
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Linda Morris
Director of Education & Public Outreach
Ice Drilling Program Office
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA
Phone: 603.646.8126
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Joseph Souney
Project Manager
Ice Drilling Program Office
Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH USA
Phone: 603.862.0591
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Alfred W. Eustes III, Ph.D., P.E.
Industry Liason
Ice Drilling Program Office
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA
Phone: 303.273.3745
Email: aeustes at mines.edu