About Andrill


ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) is a multinational collaboration comprised of more than 200 scientists, students, and educators from five nations (Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) to recover stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin using Cape Roberts Project (CRP) technology. The chief objective is to drill back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide our understanding of how fast, how large, and how frequent were glacial and interglacial changes in the Antarctica region. Future scenarios of global warming require guidance and constraint from past history that will reveal potential timing frequency and site of future changes.

The ANDRILL Science Management Office is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska. Dr. Frank Rack is the Executive Director of ANDRILL.


Two ANDRILL expeditions are completed McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) AND-IB and McMurdo Sound (SMS) AND-2A.

The initial science report from ANDRILL MIS is available from Terra Antartica on request here.

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Andrill’s McMurdo IceShelf Project Special Issue in Global and Planetary Change