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Dale Andersen in water

Help Explore Lake Untersee, Antarctica

You can help fund projects like the 2013 International Antarctic Expedition to Lake Untersee, Antarctica.

I am the senior scientist for this for this project and will be leading the expedition's return to Lake Untersee for a second field season of research. Several of us will depart October 26th for Antarctica, arriving at Novolazarevskaya Station November 2nd, 2013 with the remaining team members joining us several days later.

After we assemble our camping gear, diving gear, science equipment and personal gear we will make the traverse inland across the blue-ice to Untersee Oasis where we will set up our camp, make the dive holes, and begin six to eight weeks of intensive studies focussed on the physics, chemistry and biology of the lake, in a very, very harsh and demanding environment.

Following the work at Lake Untersee, our team returns to Cape Town, South Africa in late December and afterwards, we take home the data and samples we collected and begin the process of analyzing these samples and reducing the data for publication in the scientific literature, and sharing the results with the public.

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