ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) is a multinational collaboration comprised of more than 200 scientists, students, and educators from Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States to recover stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin using Cape Roberts Project (CRP) technology.
The chief objective is to drill back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will help determine how fast, how large, and how frequent were glacial and interglacial changes in the Antarctica region.
Operations and logistics for ANDRILL are managed by Antarctica New Zealand. The scientific research is administered and coordinated through the ANDRILL Science Management Office, located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Given that New Zealand now has an R&E network to Seattle (REANNZ/KAREN), ANDRILL is interested in making drilling data available to other researchers while the core-drilling ships are still out to sea in the Antarctic. ANDRILL wants to fly small data storage drives to University of Otago in New Zealand, where the data will be sent via KAREN to Seattle so schools on Internet2 and National LambdaRail can access it.
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
Universita Degli Studi di Siena, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
ANDRILL Operations Management Office, Antarctica
Department of Geology, University of Otago
Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Geosciences, ANDRILL Science Management Office
Northern Illinois University, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences