A completely new drilling system will give faster, easier and cheaper access to good climate data. Through 1 1/2 years of intensive work the Center for Ice and Climate has further developed the equipment to the legendary HT-drill, the Rolls Royce of the ice core drills. Together with an engineer and two scientists from the Centre the new equipment is on its way to the Antarctic where it, during the short arctic summer, is to make a 400 meter deep ice core drilling.
In the beginning of December 2013 three scientists from the Centre for Ice and Climate fly to the Antarctic. First stop is the coastal station, Casey, where they are to spend well over a week with the final preparations before they by a small Basler air-plane fly the 550 km inland to the Aurora Basin North. During the antarctic summer they participate in an international project whose aim is to drill a 400 meter long ice core.