Projects and Initiatives


The U.S. National Science Foundation has agreed to support the development of a next-generation gravity map of Antarctica (ADGRAV - Antarctic Digital Gravity Synthesis).

United States
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Analysis of 9°50'N East Pacific Rise Seismicity: Insight into Hydrothermal and Magmatic Processes

OBS stuck in fresh lava flow in 2006.

This project is the continued analysis of seismic data collected on a 4x4 km array of ocean bottom seismometers (OBSs) deployed at the Ridge 2000 Integrated Study Site at 9°50'N on the East Pacific

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
United States

IcePod: Development Of An Ice Imaging System For Monitoring Changing Ice Sheets Mounted On The NYANG LC-130

 This project will develop an integrated ice imaging system capable of measuring in detail both the ice surface and the ice bed. TheicePod system will be installed and operated on New York Air National Guard LC-130 aircraft during routine and targeted missions across Antarctica and Greenland as a shared community research facility providing data to scientists and educators globally. The fundamental data sets produced by the icePod system are necessary to support the development of accurate ice sheet models to predict sea level rise. The icePod system will consist of a suite of imaging sensors mounted in an external pod carried on New York Air National Guard LC-130’s to map the surface and subsurface ice topography of ice sheets, ice streams and outlet glaciers. 


LODOS: Laboratory for Ocean Drilling, Observation, and Sampling. The purpose of LODOS is to expand and facilitate drilling-related science and education at Lamont.



SCICEX was a 5 year program (1995-1999) in which the Navy has made available a Sturgeon-class, nuclear powered, attack submarine for unclassified science cruises to the Arctic Ocean.