Beyond EPICA: Aims

o Retrieve a continuous ice core to bedrock in Antarctica, covering the climate history of the Mid Pleistocene Transition and beyond

o Fully document and prepare the core for delivery to European laboratories or partial archiving in Antarctica

o Establish a first robust age scale for the Beyond EPICA core

o Derive first high-resolution climate records over the time interval older than 700 kyr

o Use the new climate records to constraint the cause of the MPT and long-term carbon cycle-climate feedbacks