This year is the tenth and final year of the Division’s AMISOR (Amery Ice Shelf Ocean Research) project in East Antarctica.

Over summer the scientists will drill through the ice shelf to gather information on ocean characteristics, seawater circulation and the melt-freeze processes of the ice.

It’s hoped the information gathered will reveal more about the climate history of the region and its probable response to global warming.

In this video Dr Ian Allison describes the importance of this research.