The NSF- Ice Core Facility has started offering public tours on a limited basis as the spread of COVID-19 has lessened. Tour sizes are being held to 20 people or less once a week. If the CDC tracked transmission levels of COVID-19 in Jefferson County rise into orange, tours will be suspended until levels drop back to yellow or green. For more information about scheduling a tour, visit our Tours and Media page.
The goal of housing Canada's ice core collection at the University of Alberta and turning it into an accessible scientific resource is a big step closer to reality, thanks to a $2.3-million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
In July of 2010, a team led by Peter Neff and Eric Steig from the University of Washington and Doug Clark from Western Washington University spent 26 days retrieving ice cores at Combatant Col, near Mt. Waddington, British Columbia, Canada.
From: The scope of science for the International Polar Year 2007-2008, Executive Summary, February 2007
The International Polar Year 2007–2008 will be the largest internationally coordinated research program in 50 years. It will be an intensive period of interdisciplinary science focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic.