Prof Martin Siegert, Lake Ellsworth Programme Principal Investigator, University of Edinburgh
Dr David Pearce, Science Coordinator, British Antarctic Survey
Prof Mike Bentley, Glacial Geologist, University of Durham
Dr Matt Mowlem, Principal Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre
Chris Hill, Lake Ellsworth Programme Manager, British Antarctic Survey
A British engineering team went to Antarctica this October for the first stage of a scientific mission to collect water and sediment samples from a lake buried beneath three kilometres of solid ice, and attempt to uncover clues about the evolution of life on Earth and other planets, and about the Earth’s past climate.