School of GeoSciences

The Exploration of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth

Workshop agendas and minutes

The Lake Ellsworth Consortium is composed of a group of scientific and non-scientific staff from nine UK Universities, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. International expertise is provided by members from the US and Chile. The Consortium held a series of meetings over several years whilst developing the proposal for direct exploration of Lake Ellsworth. Agendas and minutes for these meeting are available to the right.

The plan for exploration comprises four stages:

(1) A comprehensive geophysical survey of the lake and its locale.

(2) The development of technology, suitable for exploration.

(3) The physical exploration of the lake, involving lake entry, measurement and sampling.

4) The analyses of data and samples, to identify and understand life in the lake and to comprehend the climate record in lake floor sediment.

Fieldwork associated with Stage 1 has now been completed, and information on this is available here. Stages two, three and four are the current focus of the Consortium.

 

 
Meetings of the Lake Ellsworth Consortium:

Agenda of Meeting V
1st April 2008, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of Meeting V

Agenda of Meeting IV
3rd April, 2007, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of Meeting IV

Agenda of Meeting III (plus papers):
8 March, 2005, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of Meeting III

Agenda of Meeting II (plus papers):
1 September, 2004, Bristol UK
Minutes of Meeting II

Agenda of Meeting I (plus papers):
26 April, 2004, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of Meeting I

Meetings with the Research Councils:

Agenda of meeting at Research Councils
16 March, 2005, Polaris House, Swindon
Minutes of Research Councils meeting

AFI Meetings:

Agenda of AFI Meeting VI
31st March 2008, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of AFI Meeting VI

Agenda of AFI Meeting V
23rd July 2007, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of AFI Meeting V

Agenda of AFI Meeting IV
2nd April 2007, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of AFI Meeting IV

Minutes of AFI Meeting III
2nd August 2006, University of Edinburgh

Agenda of AFI Meeting II
20 February 2006, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of AFI Meeting II

Agenda of AFI Meeting I:
8 July 2005, British Antarctic Survey
Minutes of AFI Meeting I

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