Drilling technology

WP5 will combine the European expertise on novel ice core drilling technologies and cover the objective "Technical planning". Solely focusing on a potential future drilling, WP5 will ensure the technical readiness to implement a state-of-the-art drill system at the start of the BE-DRILLING PHASE for the “Oldest Ice”, based on the very successful existing European drill systems. It will also take care of the availability of trained experts amongst European partners to staff the drilling campaign.