Main Geological Society events
The Geological Society, Burlington House, London
The lectures will be available to watch live online as a webcast! Details on how to access the webcast will be available here on the day of the event.
Attempts to directly measure and sample subglacial Lake Ellsworth were unsuccessful in the recent Antarctic field season (Nov-Dec 2012). In this talk, I present why the experiment failed to work, and the lessons learned. I also provide an assessment on potential ways forward for the programme and their timeframes.
Martin Siegert (Edinburgh University)
Martin Siegert is Professor of Geosciences at the University of Bristol and Principal Investigator of the NERC Lake Ellsworth Consortium, involving 8 UK Universities and 2 research centres. He was previously Head of GeoSciences and Assistant Principal at the University of Edinburgh and has been a UK Delegate to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. His research involves the use of ice penetrating radio-echo sounding to uncover the landscape beneath the Antarctic ice, and it was through this technique that he identified and mapped Subglacial Lake Ellsworth (one of nearly 400 known sub ice lakes).
The talk will be given twice on the same day, once at 3pm and once at 6pm – please note that if you would like to attend the talks, the 3pm matinees generally have more availability. The talks will be exactly the same in the afternoon and evening.
Entry to the lectures is free to all, but places are allocated on a ballot basis. To enter the ballot please contact Naomi Newbold (firstname.lastname@example.org) and state whether you would prefer to attend the 3pm or the 6pm lecture.
Programme – 3pm talk
2:30pm Tea & Coffee
3pm Lecture begins
4pm Event ends
Programme – 6pm talk
5:30pm Tea & Coffee
6pm Lecture begins
7pm Short drinks reception
8pm Event ends