Jan 29 - Mar 18, 2019: RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer, Pine Island BayScott Braddock and Meghan Spoth at the University of Maine spent six weeks aboard the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer visiting ice-free islands in Pine Island Bay to collect data on sea-level change during the past several thousand years. 
Nov 2019 - Jan 2020: Mt. Murphy. Greg BalcoBrent GoehringSeth Campbell, and a team of field mountaineers and drillers will spend several weeks at Kay Peak, the westernmost part of the volcanic Mt. Murphy massif that adjoins lower Thwaites Glacier, collecting bedrock samples from beneath up to 50 meters of glacier ice. 
Nov 2019 - Jan 2020: Hudson Mountains. Joanne Johnson and John Woodward will spend several weeks in the Hudson Mountains, a group of volcanic peaks on the west side of Pine Island Glacier, collecting geological data and ice-penetrating radar surveys needed to choose a second drill site for the following season.  
Nov. 2020 - Jan 2010: Hudson Mountains. A drilling team will revisit the Hudson Mountains to collect subglacial bedrock samples.