Ice sample request procedure 

The ice core repository in Copenhagen contains more than 17 km of documented ice core material from more than 25 locations in Greenland, including the six deep ice cores from Camp Century, DYE-3, GRIP, NGRIP, NEEM and EGRIP.

Professor J.P.Steffensen is curator of the ice core collection. Ice core material is mainly provided to the international partners of the drilling operations, however the curator will consider requests for ice core material from other scientists.

A request for ice core material should contain:

  • a description of the scientific rationale behind the request
  • an assessment of the amounts of ice needed
  • a short description of the applicant's scientific background.

If ice material is available, the curator will forward the request to the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the relevant project for an evaluation of the request. The SSC consists of a group of Principal Investigators of the relevant drilling project.

Please send your request for ice samples to the ice curator email box, at Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth, and you will hear from us shortly.