Resolving subglacial properties, hydrological networks and dynamic evolution of ice flow on the Greenland Ice Sheet

The background of the RESPONDER project.


The science behind the project.


The people involved in RESPONDER.


Events the team has contributed to.

RESPONDER is an ERC-funded research project based at the University of Cambridge. It aims to develop an intergrated understanding of the evolution of ice flow on the Greenland ice sheet and the co-evolution of hydrological networks operating at its base. By employing multiple, complementary approaches, ranging from geophysical imaging techniques to direct exploration in kilometer-deep boreholes, the project is collecting an unparalleled stream of observational data from the basal environment which is rarely studied, yet responsible for making Greenland glaciers flow faster than glaciers anywhere else on Earth. Header photo by Timo Lieber (

Our research was on display at the Polar Museum, Cambridge!

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