Ian Hawes is a Professor at the University of Canterbury in the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, he also has affiliations with NIWA and Gateway Antarctica. Ian has extensive experience in Antarctic research, having been a leader and team member in numerous events.OrganisationUniversity of CanterburyProgrammeK081EventsK081-1415B
Checking the melter used to widen the drilled hole by melting the ice around it (Lake Hoare, McMurdo Dry Valleys)
Measurement of pH, conductivity and oxygen at pond (unofficial name Egypt Pond) in Pyramid Trough with view into the valley.
Assembly of ice corer. Cryoconite holes were ice covered and a hole has to be cored in order to sample water and sediment.
Drilling a hole into cryoconite on Koettlitz Glacier for water and sediment sampling for water chemistry and microbial diversity analysis using molecular tools.
Before walking onto the Koettlitz Glacier, team members are putting on crampons for safe walking on the ice at the ice core moraine.
Sampling of water and sediment at pond on ice cor moraine near Koettlitz Glacier. A hole had to be made using an ice axe in order to carry out sampling.
Water and microbial mat sampling of a meltwater pond on the McMurdo Ice Shelf near Bratina Island for water chemistry and molecular microbial diversity analysis.