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SHALDRIL (U.S. Antarctic Shallow Drilling Consortium)

SHALDRIL is a consortium of U.S. scientists that are utilizing the RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer to demonstrate the feasibility of ship-based diamond coring along the Antarctic continental margin. Their goal is to pioneer the use of this type of mobile and flexible drilling system to potentially make it available to the broader scientific community to explore the Antarctic shelves between the shore-line/fast-ice margin and the continental slope.

Learn more about SHALDRIL expeditions 1 and 2 in the Progressive Cenozoic Cooling and the Demise of Antarctica’s Last Refugium arcticle.

SHALDRIL planning has been focused on the need to operate effectively in the "no man's land" that exists between the near-shore (where the fast-ice-based Cape Roberts Project and ANDRILL Program were successful) and the upper slope (where ODP's JOIDES Resolution becomes most efficient).

The newsletters and supplementary information that are linked below provide detailed information about the status of SHALDRIL planning through 2004. These documents are available at the Florida State University Antarctic Research Facility website.

SHALDRIL Newsletter, Vol 3, Issue 1 (2004) (pdf)
SHALDRIL Newsletter, Vol 2, Issue 1 (2003) (pdf)
SHALDRIL Newsletter, Vol 1, Issue 1 (2000) (pdf)
SHALDRIL I Engineering Report: Executive Summary (pdf)
SHALDRIL II Engineering Report: Executive Summary (pdf)
SHALDRIL "Glossy" Brochure (low-res: 3.2MB) (pdf)
SHALDRIL "Glossy" Brochure (high-res: 25MB) (pdf)

SHALDRIL Cruise Reports

SHALDRIL 1 and 2 cruises were completed in 2005 and 2006. The results of these cruises are given in the following detailed reports. (For additional information see EOS Volume 87 Number 39, 26 September 2006, pages 402 and 408)

SHALDRIL 1 detailed cruise report (pdf)
SHALDRIL 2 detailed cruise report (pdf)
SHALDRIL 2 detailed cruise report (Chapters)

SHALDRIL Cores

All cores from the SHALDRIL 1 and 2 cruises are now at the AMGRF. They are presently undergoing final processing by the curatorial staff. Please contact the AMGRF curators for further information on their availability for scientific studies.