Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS)-International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) funded training opportunity

Dates: 10–14 June 2019

Location: IODP Gulf Coast Repository, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Deadline to apply: 27 February 2019


School Objectives

IODP has embarked on a campaign to investigate Antarctica, its ice sheets, and the Southern Ocean by coring and logging shelf and deep water marine sediments. The first expedition, Ross Sea drilling with the JOIDES Resolution (Expedition 374), was completed in March 2018, and Amundsen Sea (Exp. 379) and Iceberg Alley (Exp. 382) will sail in early 2019. The primary scientific motivation for the new drilling expeditions is to investigate the stability of the Antarctic ice sheets under past warm environments to provide analog scenarios for ice retreat and consequent sea level rise under future climate warming. Ice and environment interpretations of Antarctic sediment cores are also crucial to improve climate and ice sheet models. To help address this, we are hosting a one week Antarctic School to provide an introduction to Antarctic paleoclimate research using sediment/rock cores.


If you have questions about the 2019 PAIS/IODP Antarctic School, please contact the school organizers:

Denise Kulhanek (

Trevor Williams (