Greenland Ice Core Project

Project Description
The goal of the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP) was to retrieve and
analyse a 3000m long ice core drilled through the Greenland ice sheet
at its highest point, Summit. The objective of this effort is to
reveal the broad spectrum of information on past environmental, and
particularly climatic, changes that are stored in the ice. The
project was conducted from January 1989 to December 1995 with funding
from the European Science Foundation and contributing organizations
from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland,
and the United Kingdom.
A list of GRIP publications is available from:
For further information see:
or contact:
Dr. Michele Fratta
European Science Foundation
Telephone +33 (0)3 88 76 71 29; fax +33 (0)3 88 37 05 32