Grant Name:

NIU WISSARD Project - Remotely operated instrumentation system for subglacial environments.

  • Date Awarded:
    Jun 2011
  • Amount:
  • Term:
    12 months
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To support constructing, equipping, and testing a Sub-Ice Remotely Operated Vehicle and a Geochemical Instrumentation Package for Sub-Ice Exploration. The grant will fund additional costs for instruments and testing for biological, chemical, geological, and physical studies of the southern margin of the Ross Ice Shelf near the grounding line and the marine-linked subglacial lakes beneath an unstable margin of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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