Get Involved

Like all major ice-drilling operations in the United States Antarctic Program, the Hercules Dome project is a community platform.

Drilling is expected to begin at the earliest in 2024. The long lead time means that there are many opportunities to get involved. One of our goals is to bring new people into the ice core research community. We will be launching a number of informational activities and virtual workshops over the next few months.

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Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW)

ICECReW is a professional development workshop for early career researchers whose work contributes to the drilling, processing, or interpretation of ice core data. It will be held both in-person and online January 5-8, 2022 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. The workshop is free to attend. Deadline for registration is September 30. Participants must be affiliated with a U.S. institution to be eligible.

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Informational Webinars

The Hercules Dome lead team hosted two informational webinars on March 23 and March 31 that included Q&A sessions. The goal of the webinars was to provide more background on the project and answer questions from interested participants. A video recording of the informational webinar is available.

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Special Webinar Lecture

On April 15 at 5:00 pm London Time (12:00 pm Eastern, 9:00 am Pacific), we held a special webinar lecture by Professor Eric Wolff of Cambridge University entitled “New frontiers in Antarctic ice core research”. A video recording of Professor Eric Wolff's webinar lecture is available.

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Community Workshop & Science Planning Meeting

The first community workshop and science planning meeting took place on May 10-11, 2021, using a virtual platform. This was both a planning meeting and an open science meeting, which provided an opportunity to hear about some of the latest Antarctic ice core research, and to begin to develop new collaborations.

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