GMS Participates in Antarctic Week Talk

GMS Participates in Antarctic Week Talk
Posted on 11/26/2019
GMS Participates in Antarctic Week Talk

For the second year in a row, GMS students participated in the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration Antarctic Week Talk with a Scientist Program. Students from around the world are paired with Antarctic scientists to learn about scientific research in Antarctica. GMS students were paired with polar scientist S. Isabel Cordero from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. She assisted with fieldwork for the ROSETTA-Ice Project. Her work included processing and analyzing data from shallow ice radar, deep ice radar, airborne magnetometer, and various GPS systems in the field and at Lamont-Doherty using MatLab and Geosoft. Studentsgms students antarctic week enjoyed hearing about her research on ice sheet melts in Antarctica, what it is like to conduct research and live in Antarctica, and how she became interested in polar science research.

This year’s Antarctic Day, December 1st, marks the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. From the ITGC website: "The Antarctic Treaty was signed on December 1, 1959 by twelve nations to set aside all of Antarctica “forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interests gms students in antarctic week talkof all mankind.” Beginning in 2010, Antarctica Day was established to commemorate the treaty as an event to promote global awareness of this collaborative treaty that set aside 10% of the Earth’s surface and inspire peace and hope for future generations."