Innovative tools for decrypting a 1 million years old ice core from East Antarctica

Name of applicant

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen


University of Copenhagen


DKK 896,000



Type of grant

Research Infrastructure


The ice from the upcoming "Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice" project requires novel methods to resolve the very compressed climate signal in the ice layers in the deepest and oldest ice. We apply for funding for acquiring laboratory equipment necessary to develop two novel techniques for advanced ice core analysis that will allow the interpretation of the 1.5 million-year-old ice expected in this ice core drilled in East Antarctica. Through the Horizon2020 ITN program DEEPICE we have secured funding for two PhD students who will work on the development and application of the two new measurement techniques.

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