Written specifically for the media, the IDPO-IDDO Media Kit explains who we are, what we do, and lists upcoming and recently completed fieldwork.
Download -- Spring 2016 Media Kit (16 MB PDF)
Visit the Expeditions page for a list of IDPO-IDDO supported ice drilling projects and their anticipated field work schedules.
News and Press Releases
Visit the News page for the latest news and press releases related to U.S. ice drilling activities. All IDPO-IDDO news releases can also be found here.
View our calendar for a list of upcoming meetings and workshops pertinent to the U.S. ice drilling science and technology communities.
NSF invites professional news media to apply for the opportunity to report from Antarctica
Application deadline: July 26, 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals from media professionals to visit Antarctica to report on research supported by NSF's Division of Polar Programs through the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).
NSF will select journalists whose reporting would help make the broadest possible segment of the public aware of the importance of NSF-supported science conducted in Antarctica.
For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=139217
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (AAW)
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U.S. Antarctic Program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. The Program does not provide any funding to participants, including for such items as salaries, materials, completion of the envisioned works, or any other purpose.
U.S. Antarctic Program infrastructure consists of three year-round stations and numerous austral-summer research camps in Antarctica, research ships in the Southern Ocean, and surface and air transportation. These assets support the projects undertaken by the artists and writers.
The main purpose of the U.S. Antarctic Program is scientific research and education. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and human endeavors on the southernmost continent. Priority will be given to projects that focus on interpreting and representing the scientific activities being conducted in and/or about the unique Antarctic region. Resulting projects must target audiences in the U.S. and be distributed/exhibited in the U.S.
For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503518