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Seminario "Exploración del lago Subglacial CECs"

 

En Marzo 3-5 del 2017 tuvo lugar en el CECs el seminario "Programa de Exploración del Lago Subglacial CECs", evento que congregó a connotados científicos del Reino Unido, Estados Unidos y Chile, que discutieron sobre los retos de la investigación científica del Lago Subglacial CECs. El seminario definió los objetivos principales del proyecto, un plan de 4 años plazo, los requerimientos de formación de especialistas y los desafíos tecnológicos y logísticos.

 

 

 

Programa

 

Subglacial Lake CECS Exploration Program workshop

Outline Agenda

Valdivia, 3-5 March 2017

 

Thursday March 2, 2017. Arrival.
Time Item Description Presenter/
discussion
leader
       
18:00 Reception    
 
Friday March 3, 2017. Subglacial exploration. Chairman Andrés Rivera.
0900-
0930
Introduction General presentation, participants and main aims of the seminar. Andrés Rivera
0930-
1130
Subglacial Lake Exploration. Rationale and previous experiences.
  • History of subglacial lakes; other exploration programmes; future exploration programmes; Lakes Ellsworth and CECs compared and contrasted with Vostok and Whillans.
  • International context: a Chile-UK collaboration; wider partnerships.
  • Review of scientific motivation.
Martin Siegert,
David Vaughan
Coffee      
1145-
1345
Subglacial Lake Exploration. Drilling and sampling.
  • Hot water drilling (Clean hot-water drilling to 2.6 km; BAS hot water system and modifications).
  • Cleanliness (The need for a clean experiment and how cleanliness can be assured in the field).
  • Measurement and sampling (Design, development and deployment of (a) lake exploration probes and (b) sediment corers).
Keith Makinson, David Pearce, Matt Mowlem, Dom Hodgson
Lunch at CECs
1515-
1715
Subglacial lake CECs
  • Radar evidence for Lake CECS,
  • Seismic evidence for lake CECs,
  • Glaciological and geological context.
Andrés Rivera, Andy Smith,
Saturday March 4, 2017. General discussion and eventual splitting into subgroups. Chairman Martin Siegert.
1000-
1130
General discussion The science we want to do and the aims of the program.
Coffee    
1145-
1330
General discussion Organization, logistics, new counterparts, timeframe, how much does the effort cost, diversification of funding.
Plans for the afternoon.
Lunch (free)
1500-
1700
Eventual working
groups, possibly:
Preparation of preliminary short reports per group
1.- Scientific
challenges
What kind of research we want to do.
Where/when/what more data are needed, including funding needs/organisational structure, etc.
2.- Technology and
logistic
Specification of the drilling requirements, including logistic, fuel use, drill time and experiment window.
Protocols and equipment (lab and field) necessary to ensure experimental cleanliness.
Deployment of instruments into the lake – procedures.
Arrangements for the deployment and return of equipment (and samples) and management/leadership of the field experiment.
1900 Dinner
 
Sunday March 5. Lake CECS exploration. Next steps. Co?chaired by David Vaughan and Claudio Bunster.
1000-1300
(including
coffee break)
Presentation of results of each working group and discussion.
Lunch at CECs
1500-
1700
Wrap up (white paper)
 
March 6. Departure

 

Lake CECS meeting Attendees list

 

Name Affiliation Background and specialism Working Groups
Stephen Quake Stanford New biological measurement techniques
https://quakelab.stanford.edu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Quake
Instruments and cleanliness
Michel Devoret Yale Molecular quantum physics
http://qulab.eng.yale.edu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Devoret
http://cqiqc.physics.utoronto.ca/bell_prize/devoret_schoelkopf.html
Instruments and cleanliness
Eric Karsenti CNRS and European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg Cell biologist
http://www.embl.de/research/units/directors_research/karsenti/members/index.php?s_personId=CP-60003211
http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/2625.htm
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Stan Leibler Princeton Theoretical and experimental biology
https://www.ias.edu/people/faculty-and-emeriti/leibler
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Emilio Vera Universidad de Chile Geology and geophysics
http://ingenieria.uchile.cl/facultad/cuerpo-academico?output=js&qui_id=2204
Lake boundary conditions and sediments
Humberto Gonzalez Universidad Austral de Chile Oceanography
http://www.icml.uach.cl/personal/humberto-gonzalez.php
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Felipe Barros CECs Molecular biologist
http://www.cecs.cl/website/index.php/es/investigadores/laboratorio-de-biologia/30-felipe-barros
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Pedro Labarca CECs Extremophile biologist
http://www.cecs.cl/website/index.php/es/investigadores/laboratorio-de-biologia/34-pedro-labarca
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Francisco Sepúlveda CECs Cellular and molecular biologist
http://www.cecs.cl/website/index.php/es/investigadores/laboratorio-de-biologia/37-francisco-sepulveda
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Andrés Rivera CECs Glaciologist and geophysicist
http://www.cecs.cl/website/index.php/en/researchers/glaciology-laboratory/20-andres-rivera
Lake boundary conditions and hydrology
Programme management
Claudio Bunster CECs Director and theoretical physicist
http://www.cecs.cl/website/index.php/en/researchers/theoretical-physics-laboratory/5-claudio-bunster
Programme management
David Vaughan BAS Glaciologist and geophysicist, Director of Science, BAS
https://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/dgv/
Programme management
Lake boundary conditions and hydrology
Andy Smith BAS Glaciologist and geophysicist
https://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/amsm/
Lake boundary conditions and sediments
Martin Siegert Imperial College London Glaciologist and geophysicist
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/m.siegert
Programme management
Lake boundary conditions and hydrology
Keith Makinson BAS Hot water drilling
https://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/kmak/
Hot water drilling
David Pearce University of Northumbria Micro biologist
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/p/david-pearce/
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Mike Bentley Durham Quaternary science, analysis of sedimentary records
https://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/staff/geogstaffhidden/?id=329
Lake boundary conditions and sediments
Matt Mowlem National Oceanography Center Engineer – probe design (including Lake Ellsworth probe) and cleanliness/sterility
http://noc.ac.uk/about-us/staff/matm
Instruments and cleanliness
Jemma Wadham Bristol University Geomicrobiologist, glaciologist
http://research-information.bristol.ac.uk/en/persons/jemma-l-wadham(eaaf2157-0aef-4ba4-b91f-a37486d2e938).html
Lake boundary conditions and hydrology
Microbiology and laboratory analysis
Dom Hodgson BAS Quaternary science, analysis of sedimentary records
https://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/daho/
Lake boundary conditions and sediments
Paul Anker BAS Hot water drilling engineer
https://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/pake1/
Hot water drilling
Rodrigo Zamora CECs Electronic engineer
http://www.cecs.cl/website/index.php/en/researchers/glaciology-laboratory/26-rodrigo-zamora
Hot water drilling
Instruments and cleanliness