Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice (BE-OI)
The ultimate goal of this project is to contribute data for a future deep ice core borehole in order to find 1.5-million year old ice from East Antarctica
The first phase of the project is being funded through the EU Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action call (2016 – 2019), which involves a consortium of 14 European institutions, including the Norwegian Polar Institute.
Dome C and Dome F are the two candidates defined in the first phase. The Beyond EPICA project comprises several phases involving drilling and analysis, which will continue over the next ten years.