Site selection, science and management plans

WP4 comprises the synthesis work required for site selection and laying the scientific and managerial foundation for the future BEYOND EPICA – DRILLING PHASE and targets the objective "Site selection". On the one hand WP4 will assess the unique glaciological boundary conditions of the bottom-most ice and their implications to achieve the scientific objectives of the BE-DRILLING PHASE based on existing evidence. Based on that knowledge and the input of WP1-3 it will be part of WP4 to select the optimum drill site to achieve the scientific goals of a BE-DRILLING PHASE. It will also establish the science plan for such a drilling with special consideration of its major objectives and the unique glaciological boundary conditions, including the design of the scientific and management structure for best implementation of the science plan.

Work package lead

Prof. Dr. Hubertus Fischer
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute & Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research
University of Bern
Phone: +41 (31)631 8503
Email: hubertus.fischer(at)