Ice Drilling Design & Operations


Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) provides support for NSF-sponsored cold-regions research in both polar regions and at high altitudes. IDDO maintains and operates existing equipment, and develops new systems to provide high quality ice core, rock core and boreholes that provide access to the interior and beds of ice sheets and glaciers for such purposes as embedding instruments, collecting gas samples, setting seismic charges, and studying subglacial processes.

Contact information

Kristina Slawny, Program Director
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Principal Investigator

Funding contributors and acknowledgements


IDDO operates within the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center and works as a subaward under the National Science Foundation’s Cooperative Agreement with the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) at Dartmouth College. Together with IDPO, IDDO works in collaboration with many U.S. and international scientists whom they are tasked by the National Science Foundation to support.
September 22, 2017