The Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) group at the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) reminds the community that proposals for the NSF 2013 Antarctic Research call (13-527 are due 15 April 2013. Researchers requiring ice drilling or ice coring support from IDDO must contact them at least six weeks prior to the deadline, by 4 March 2013.

A Field Project Support Requirements form is available on the IDPO/IDDO website (, and must be completed and emailed to IDPO/IDDO ( Upon receipt of the form, IDPO/IDDO will provide a cost estimate and a letter of support that must be included with your proposal.

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