In January and February 2017 a reflection seismic campaign will perform detailed measurements on parts of the Ekström ice shelf.
For the first phase of Sub-EIS-Obs (sub Ekströmisen observation) for an envisage geologic drilling underneath Ekströmisen into the Explora Volcanic Wedge this pre-site survey aims at obtaining seismic data to deduce the following information:
- bathymetry below Ekströmisen in 40 x 40 km2 area west of NMIII
- sedimentary and basement stratigraphy
The project, carried out in close collaboration between BGR and AWI, will employ AWI’s intermediate-weight seismic vibrator "EnviroVib", which was successfully deployed during the previous EKSEIS-campaign. The data provide the base for interpretation of geological sedimentary history and integrity.