Community Input Requested: U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office 2017 Long Range Science Plan

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces a call for input on their draft 2017 Long Range Science Plan. This plan identifies the science in the coming decade that will require the use of ice drilling technology and expertise for the community and drives the formation of other plans, such as the Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) Long Range Drilling Technology Plan. The plans provide the basis for multi-annual planning for the actions and drill development projects of IDPO-IDDO and others, and provide funding agencies advance notice of upcoming community science needs.

Researchers who need an ice core or a hole drilled in a glacier or ice sheet in the coming decade, or a rock core from under shallow glacial ice, are encouraged to ensure that their science is captured in the current draft.

To access the working draft, go to:

Input submission deadline: Thursday, 25 May 2017.

Send corrections, updates, or additions to the draft plan to:

  1. ice cores
  2. ice coring
  3. ice drilling
  4. IDDO
  5. IDPO

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