Underwater robot investigates Antarctica

By 4 March, 2019 March 20th, 2019 News
Robot in Antarctica
The robot Ran was under the glacier for 13 hours. Photo: Filip Stedt/Gothenburg University

For the first time, a robot has been under one of Antarctica’s most unstable glaciers. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg, partners of SMaRC, have investigated the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica from below. The research is part of the major research project The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration.

“Pionjär tar sig under ‘Domedagsglaciären'”, article on Gothenburg University’s web site (in Swedish)

More on the The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration at thwaitesglacier.org