On January 30, 2013 the National Science Foundation and the United States Geological Survey entered into a new Interagency Agreement for "Operations and Maintenance of the National Ice Core Laboratory".
In May of 2013, a collaborative team led by Erich Osterberg, Cameron Wake, and Karl Kreutz returned to Denali National Park to collect two ice cores to bedrock from the Central Alaska Range, completing a campaign 6 years in the making.
In May 2013 a group of 4 researchers from the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada and Oregon State University, travelled to the far north east of the Greenland ice sheet and spent 3 weeks at the remote site in order to drill two adjacent ice cores.
By Eric Saltzman, Murat Aydin, Eric Steig, TJ Fudge, Tom Neumann, Kimberly Casey, Mark Twickler and Joe Souney
The South Pole Ice Core project is a U.S. effort funded by the National Science Foundation to drill and recover a new ice core from South Pole, Antarctica. The ice core will be drilled to a depth of 1500 meters and provide records of stable isotopes, aerosols, and atmospheric gases spanning ~40,000 years.