Project Summary

This project at the University of Southampton, studies glaciers using sensor networks and new technologies which we develop. This contributes to fundamental research in glaciology and environmental sensor networks. The research funded by Leverhulme  worked on “ice quakes” and funding from National Geographic helped with the expedition and public understanding of science (see Glacier Explorer) and our 2018 fieldwork  and 2019 fieldwork in Iceland. You can read our recent paper in Nature! Also hear about our work on AGU TV.

  • Subglacial Probes – multisensor devices to investigate underneath glaciers (2003-17)
  • Ice Tracker – using GPS/GNSS to track glacier surface movement (2017 onwards)

See our Frequently Asked Questions page, our blog for extra information.

If you would like to become involved in this research there is the possibility of a studentship in Glaciology or in Electronics or Computer Science – please contact us.

Funded by Leverhulme, National Geographic, Royal Society, Department of Trade and Industry and EPSRC. Sponsored by ARM and Formula E. See our  IoT sensing research funded by NERC.