Timeline

Year Key Dates Events
2005 March Prospectus documents for MIS and SMS Projects are available to the public.
  April 1, 2 U.S. ANDRILL Workshop, Denver.
  April 1 Application for science participation in the MIS and SMS Projects opens. Scientists may request support for graduate student and undergraduate student support with their application.
  June 1 Application for science participation in the MIS and SMS Projects closes.
  October 1 Applicants will be notified of final staffing decisions for MIS and SMS Projects.
  November 1 Acceptance of staffing offer to be sent to the ANDRILL SMO.
2006 March 8-10 MIS Science and Logistic Implementation Plan (SLIP) Meeting.
  March 15 MIS Project Science Team Members to submit research equipment and materials requirements (support information package [SIP]) to the SMO.
  June MIS Project Science Team Members can expect to undergo medical and dental exams for Antarctic deployment clearance; submit travel request documents to SMO.
  October MIS Science Team Members - deploy to Antarctica.
  December Production of the MIS On-Ice Science Report.
  MIS Science Team Members - depart Antarctica.
2007 Jan-March MIS Science Team Members continue analysis of samples collected during drilling operations at their home institutions.
  March 15 SMS Project Science Team Members to submit research equipment and materials requirements (support information package [SIP]) to the SMO.
  MIS Project Science Team Members to submit papers or extended abstracts for inclusion in the MIS Project Initial Results Volume and preliminary supplementary sample request.
  April (date TBD) MIS Project Core Sampling Workshop, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  April-May (date TBD) MIS Project Science Team Members to submit Science Documentation proposal with final supplementary sample request (if required) to Co-Chief Scientists (via the SMO).  [U.S. participants will submit a supplementary budget request to JOI via the SMO].
  May-July MIS Project Science Team Members receive supplementary samples.
  June SMS Project Science Team Members can expect to undergo medical and dental exams for Antarctic deployment clearance; submit travel request documents to SMO.
  October SMS Science Team Members - deploy to Antarctica.
  December Production of the SMS On-Ice Science Report.
  SMS Science Team Members - depart Antarctica.
2008 Jan-March SMS Science Team Members continue analysis of samples collected during drilling operations at their home institutions.
    SMS Project Science Team Members to submit papers or extended abstracts for inclusion in the SMS Project Initial Results Volume and preliminary supplementary sample request.
  April (date TBD) SMS Project Core Sampling Workshop, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  SMS Project Science Team Members to submit Science Documentation proposal with final supplementary sample request (if required) to Co-Chief Scientists (via the SMO).  [U.S. participants will submit a supplementary budget request to JOI via the SMO].
  May-July SMS Project Science Team Members receive supplementary samples.
  June-August (date TBD) MIS Science Integration Workshop
  Sep-November (date TBD) MIS Project Science Team Members to submit papers for inclusion in the MIS Scientific Results Volume
    MIS Project Science Team Members to submit synthesis papers to relevant science journals.
2009 June-August (date TBD) SMS Science Integration Workshop
  Sep-November (date TBD) SMS Project Science Team Members to submit papers for inclusion in the SMS Scientific Results Volume.
  SMS Project Science Team Members to submit synthesis papers to relevant science journals.