Second "European project for ice coring in Antarctica"
From 01/05/2001 to 30/04/2004
Funded under FP5-EESD
EPICA is a long-term European deep ice-core drilling project in Antarctica to derive high-resolution records of climate and atmospheric composition through several glacial-interglacial cycles. To achieve EPICA's goals it is necessary to drill at two sites, both to achieve the required resolution on different timescales and an adequate continent wide perspective. On the one hand the project will focus on an ice core from Dome C, where core retrieval has already started during the first EPICA phases and will continue during the timeframe of this proposal. On the other hand deep drilling will start in Dronning Maud Land, where the presite survey has identified a suitable drill site and where we will specifically look for the signatures of the rapid climatic oscillations found in the Greenland ice core records.
ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH, Germany (Coordinator)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, France
INSTITUT FRANCAIS POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LA TECHNOLOGIE POLAIRES, France
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL, United Kingdom
NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE OF THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, Norway
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET, Sweden
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES, Belgium
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE, Switzerland
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, Denmark
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA, Italy
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY, Netherlands