Appendix J: ANDRILL Acronyms

ACE Antarctic Climate Evolution (SCAR initiative)
AESOP ANDRILL Education and Science Outreach Panel
AISP ANDRILL International Science Proposal
AGTP ANDRILL Guide to Participation
ANDRILL ANtarctic geologic DRILLing (Program)
ANTEC Antarctic Neotectonics
AOMG ANDRILL Operations Management Group
APO Air Post Office (McMurdo Station)
ARISE ANDRILL Research Immersion for Science Educators
ASAP ANDRILL Science Advisory Panel
ASC ANDRILL Science Committee (2003-present)
ACE Antarctic Climate Evolution (SCAR initiative)
ASIC ANDRILL Science Implementation Committee
ASMP ANDRILL Scientific Measurements Panel
ACE Antarctic Climate Evolution (SCAR initiative)
ASP ANDRILL Science Plan
ASSP ANDRILL Site Survey Panel
AUSSP ANDRILL U.S. Science Support Program
AWI Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Science (Germany)
BAS British Antarctic Survey
CIROS Cenozoic Investigations in the Western Ross Sea
CHRONOS Network of Chronostratigraphic databases, tools and information
CoreWall Data visualization tool
CRP Cape Roberts Project
CRST Cape Roberts Science Team
CSEC Crary Science and Engineering Center
COMSUR Commercial Surface Shipping
DSC Drilling Science Coordinator
DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
DTL(s) Discipline Team Leader(s)
DVDP Dry Valley Drilling Project
EAIS East Antarctic Ice Sheet
ECW Extreme Cold Weather
ENEA The Authority for New Technologies, Energy, and Environment (Italy)
EPICA European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica
EPO Education Public Outreach
FASTDRILL Fast-Ice Sheet Drilling
FRST Foundation for Research Science and Technology (New Zealand)
FSU Florida State University
GER Germany
GNS Science (changed from IGNS; see IGNS below)
IGNS Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (New Zealand)
IMAGES International Marine Global Changes
IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
IPPC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPY International Polar Year
IT Italy
JOI Joint Oceanographic Institutions
k.y. thousand years
MARGINS A research initiative to understand the complex interplay processes that govern the evolution of continental margins; supported by NSF
M-ASIC McMurdo Sound- ANDRILL Science Implementation Committee
MIS McMurdo Ice Shelf (ANDRILL Project)
MRI Major Research Instrumentation Program
MSP McMurdo Sound Portfolio
MSSTS McMurdo Sound Sediment and Tectonic Studies
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
m.y. million years
NERC Natural Environmental Research Council (U.K.)
NIU Northern Illinois University
NRs National Representatives
NSCs National Steering Committees
NSF National Science Foundation
NZ New Zealand
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
OMO Operations Management Office (Antarctica New Zealand)
OPP Office of Polar Programs
OSU Ohio State University
OWR Oxford Workshop Report
PANGAEA Network for Geological and Environmental Data (Germany)
PDC Project Development Coordinator [2004-present] Portfolio Coordinator [2001-2004]
PNRA National Program for Research in Antarctica (Italy)
PQ Physical Qualification
REU(s) Students-Research Experience for Undergraduates
RIS Ross Ice Shelf
RISP Ross Ice Shelf Project
ROU Record of Understanding
RPSC Raytheon Polar Services Co.
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SIP(s) Support Information Package(s)
SLIP Science Logistics and Implementation Plan
SMO Science Management Office (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
SMS Southern McMurdo Sound (ANDRILL Project)
TAM Transantarctic Mountains
ToR(s) Terms of Reference
U.K. United Kingdom
UMass University of Massachusetts
UNL University of Nebraska-Lincoln
US United States
USAP United States Antarctic Program
USSC United States Steering Committee (Science)
USSP US Science Support
VLB Victoria Land Basin
WAIS West Antarctic Ice Sheet
WARS West Antarctic Rift System