Yesterday some of us took a tour of the WISSARD test site. Before deploying to drill down to a sub-glacial lake, they’re drilling a test hole in the ice shelf, a little down the road from us. Our guide, Dennis, took us all through the modular and mobile stages of melting, purifying, heating, and pressurizing water to drill a hole through the ice.

Between the drilling team, various science teams (biologists, geologists), and PR people, there’s quite a few WISSARD folks down here this year. Seems like you bump into them all the time.

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