European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA)


The costs of the first phase of EPICA was 20 MEcus (13 MEcus for the deep drilling at Dome C and 7 MEcus for the Dronning Maud Land Reconnaisance). More than 40% (8.5 MEcus) has been funded by the Climate and Environment programme of the European Commission (Framework Programme IV).  A third contract will provide support during the period May 2001-April 2003.  The rest of EPICA costs are covered by national contributions from: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The ESF Coordination budget was funded by the following organisations:

Belgium: Belgian Antarctic Programme Go to Website

Denmark: Forskninkgsradene

France: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Institut Français de la Recherche et de la Technologie Polaires (IFRTP), subsequently by the Institut Polaire Français - Paule Emile Victor (IPEV)

Germany: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Italy: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), subsequently by Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente (ENEA) and theProgramma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA)

Netherlands: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)

Norway: Norges Forskningsråd

Sweden: Naturvetenskapliga Forskningsrådet (NFR)

Switzerland: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Fürderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (SNF)

United Kingdom: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)