Use our calendar to stay informed about upcoming meetings/workshops, ice drilling and ice coring field work, and outreach events.
The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) was established by the National Science Foundation to lead integrated planning for ice coring and drilling. The IDPO and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) update this Long Range Science Plan annually in consultation with the broader research community. The purpose of this plan is to articulate goals and make recommendations for the direction for U.S. ice coring and drilling science, and for the development of drilling technology, infrastructure and logistical support needed to enable the science.
The Long Range Science Plan is revisited and revised as appropriate each spring.
Download Long Range Science Plan (; download will occur in a separate window)
The IDPO Long Range Science Plan lays out recommended directions for U.S. ice coring and drilling science. This companion Long Range Drilling Technology Plan begins with a discussion of the drills and technologies needed to successfully implement the Science Plan. It then discusses field projects that would use the drills. Finally, the Technology Plan addresses briefly the funding allocated for its implementation.
This plan will be revisited and revised as appropriate each spring.
Download Long Range Drilling Technology Plan (; download will occur in a separate window)
IDDO maintains and operates existing drill equipment, and develops new systems with two principal foci:
Visit the equipment section of the website to learn more about the existing equipment that is available to the scientific community.
You can also download operator manuals for several of the drills in the IDDO inventory.
Browse our collection of planning documents (both US and international), drilling technology documents, drill manuals, ice coring history documents and more.
As required by the project’s Cooperative Agreements, IDPO/IDDO has developed a strategic and implementation plan to guide its activities.