International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) (Expert Group)

Terms of Reference

The IPICS Mission Statement is:

  • Defining priorities for international ice core science for the next two decades.
  • Acting as a voice to promote ice core science, and the priority projects in particular, to funding and logistics agencies, to international organisations, and to other scientific communities.
  • Promoting the maintenance, enhancement and sharing of expertise and capability in ice core drilling, curation, analysis and other technical areas needed to carry out the priority projects.
  • Encouraging the training of young ice core scientists needed to carry out the current priority projects and to develop the next generation of projects.


The IPICS Constitution is also available on the documents page of the IPICS website.