For Our Work


Our lab has been fortunate to be supported by a wide range of grants and collaborations. Details on these projects can be found in the project websites as well as from the PI directly.

Most of our work on ocean worlds and the development of Icefin is supported by Georgia Tech and NASA. Icefin was built initially on funds from PI Schmidt’s start up funding, with continuing development through the NASA PSTAR program under RISE UP, PI Schmidt.

SIMPLE was a NASA ASTEP program, PI Britney Schmidt.

Our field work in McMurdo Station, Antarctica is supported by the United States Antarctic Program, the NSF, and NASA, as well as through collaboration with Antarctica New Zealand’s and the Ross Ice Shelf Programme.

Forthcoming work on Thwaites Glacier is supported through the International Thwaites Glacier collaboration, and the Thwaites MELT project, co-funded by NSF and the UK NERC. This project is lead by D. Holland (NYU) and K. Nicholls (British Antarctic Survey), and has investigators from Penn State, U Kansas, and UC Irvine.

Britney Schmidt is a Co-I on the REASON Ice Penetrating Radar supported by the Europa Clipper project. REASON is lead by D. Blankenship (U Texas). Schmidt is a co-lead for the Habitability Working Group.

Work on Greenland Glaciers is supported by the NASA Icebridge program.

Britney Schmidt is a science team associate for the Dawn Mission’s Framing camera and co-lead of the Ground Ice Working Group, and was previously funded on the Education and Public Outreach team.

Jacob Buffo is funded by the NASA NESSF fellowship program.

Additional funds have come from NASA Roses grants focused on Europa’s Ocean and Ice Shell.