In Antarctica internationally leading ice and climate scientists of 14 institutions from ten European countries are looking for the oldest ice-core record on Earth. Goal of the project "Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice" is to find the ice core which goes furthest back in Earth’s history ...

The geophysical site definition will combine new data obtained in field surveys at Dome C and Dome Fuji to feed numerical models of ice-sheet flow ...

Valuable insights into the climate system will be gained by connecting ice-core records with those from other climate archives, like sediment cores. BE-OI will therefore establish collaboration with other disciplines ...

BE-OI will assemble the know-how about drilling technology required to successfully accomplish a deep-drilling operation for retrieving old ice ...

The project provides logistic infrastructure and field support for the reconnaissance surveys at DC and DML/DF ...

BE-OI will use several new fast drilling tools to retrieve ice samples from the deepest part ...

BE-OI

BE-OI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 730258.