The East Greenland Ice-core Project - EastGRIP - aims to retrieve an ice core by drilling through the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS). Ice streams are responsible for draining a significant fraction of the ice from the Greenland Ice Sheet, and we hope to gain new and fundamental information on ice stream dynamics from the project, thereby improving the understanding of how ice streams will contribute to future sea-level change. The drilled core will also provide a new record of past climatic conditions from the northeastern part of the Greenland Ice Sheet which will be analysed at numerous laboratories worldwide. The project has many international partners and is managed by the Centre for Ice and Climate, Denmark with air support carried out by US ski-equipped Hercules aircraft managed through the US Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation.

Important: EGRIP field season 2020 cancelled!

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic the 2020 EGRIP field season has been cancelled and the field activities are thus postponed for one year.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your national representative (  or our logistical staff, Marie Kirk ( or Iben Koldtoft  (

Visit the new EastGRIP website

Visit the new EastGRIP website where you can read the newest field diary entry, watch movies from camp and much more

EastGRIP Website