South Pole Ice Core

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2014 Planning Workshop

25-26 February 2014
3101 Croul Hall, UC-Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

What

A 1.5-day workshop will be held on 25-26 Feb 2014 at the University of California-Irvine to make plans in advance of the April NSF-PLR Antarctic Research solicitation deadline for proposals aimed at working on the South Pole ice core. The first drilling season for the 1500-m South Pole core is still slated for 2014-2015, so ice will be available for analysis starting in summer 2015. Among items to discuss at the Irvine workshop will be decisions on the proposed core cut plan, so that researchers can plan their projects around realistic allocations of ice volume. We expect the workshop to be light on research presentations, and heavy on time for making concrete plans. Discussions of South Pole will end by noon on 26 Feb.

A reminder that anyone submitting a proposal to work on the South Pole core will need a letter of support from the Steering Committee, demonstrating that the proposed work is consistent with the overall goals of the project and availability of ice.

When

25-26 February 2014, with discussions of the South Pole ice core ending by 12:00PM on 26 Feb.

Where

University of California, Irvine
Department of Earth System Science
Croul Hall 3101
Irvine, CA 92697-3100

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Registration

While there is no registration fee to attend the workshop, we do need you to COMPLETE THE WORKSHOP'S REGISTRATION FORM so that we know how many people to expect. * Registration is now closed for the workshop. *

Agenda

The DRAFT AGENDA for the workshop is now available.

Lodging

A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport. This room block is for both the South Pole Ice Core Workshop and the IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring.

Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport
18700 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine CA 92612
800.854.3012
http://atriumhotel.com

Room Block Name: SPICECore
$95.00 +tax per night
Cut Off Date: February 8, 2014

Transportation

There will be a 14-passenger van that runs 2x in the morning and 2x in the evening to transport people back and forth between the Atrium Hotel and UC-Irvine. The schedule for the van is below and you can also download the van schedule.


Date Pick-Up
Time
Pick-Up
Location
Destination #
People
Tues, Feb 25 8:20 AM Front of hotel UCI - Croul Hall 14
8:40 AM Front of hotel UCI - Croul Hall 14
5:10 PM UCI - Croul Hall Front of hotel 14
5:30 PM UCI - Croul Hall Front of hotel 14
Wed, Feb 26 8:20 AM Front of hotel UCI - Croul Hall 14
8:40 AM Front of hotel UCI - Croul Hall 14
6:25 PM UCI - Croul Hall Front of hotel 14
6:45 PM UCI - Croul Hall Front of hotel 14
Thu, Feb 27 7:50 AM Front of hotel UCI - Croul Hall 14
8:10 AM Front of hotel UCI - Croul Hall 14
1:30 -- 5 PM UCI - Croul Hall Front of hotel 7
Remaining guests to call 1-800-854-3012 when ready for final pick-up

Alternatively, it is a ~3 mile walk from the hotel to UC-Irvine, and several of us plan to walk back and forth. If you would like to walk, download the walking map.

Contact

For questions about the workshop, email contact@spicecore.org

IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring

Following the South Pole Ice Core Workshop, community members interested in identifying the next deep and intermediate-depth drilling sites in Greenland and Antarctica (using the DISC Drill or Intermediate Depth Drill) are invited to participate with the Ice Core Working Group in a short workshop to identify community consensus on the target sites and dates at the IDPO Community Workshop on Ice Coring, which is also being held at UC-Irvine (and at the same location as the South Pole workshop). Results from these discussions will form the basis of the drilling sites identified in the Long Range Science Plan for 2014-2024. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 1:30PM on 26 Feb and will run through 12:00PM on 27 Feb, and there is no registration fee for the workshop. For more information about this workshop, visit the IDPO COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON ICE CORING WEBSITE.