Second of the AUV under-ice double bill we've recorded for the week beginning 29th June 2020, following from Pod15's interview with Bruce Butler about the 1996 mission of the ISE Theseus vehicle to lay fibre-optic cable under Canada's Arctic ice.
For this episode, Pod16, SUT CEO Steve Hall speaks to Peter King of the University of Tasmania about their missions at the other end of the world - underneath the ice of Antarctica using an 'Explorer' AUV also from ISE.
You can follow Peter on Twitter as @AuvPeter with his most recent paper about 'Cold Ocean Cavity and Weak Basal Melting of the Sørsdal Ice Shelf Revealed by Surveys Using Autonomous Platforms'online at: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019JC015882
Also here's web link to Peter's facility: https://www.amcsearch.com.au/amsl and to the project: https://www.imas.utas.edu.au/antarctic-gateway-partnership
This is a link to a University of Tasmania article on the Thwaites mission, which includes some video: https://www.imas.utas.edu.au/news/news-items/researchers-celebrate-antarctic-under-ice-voyages-of-underwater-vehicle
Find out more about SUT at Sut.org, contact Steve Hall if you'd like to be featured in a future podcast episode. Thanks to Emily Boddy for podcast artwork and composing & performing the podcast music. Background ambience courtesy of ZapSplat
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