Message from the Director - Fall 2009

As you can see from our cover story, the inter-agency agreement between NSF and USGS that provides management at NICL is not planned for renewal beyond the current fiscal year. The relationship between the agencies operating NICL is still strong and they are actively working towards infrastructure improvements at the facility. The Ice Core Working Group discussed the change in management at NICL and the Group endorses the concept of a University-based model for NICL management. These are exciting times and NICL-SMO will assist with all entities involved in this new venture for the ice coring community, which will hopefully be a smooth and seamless transition.