Prof. Martin Siegert FRSE has been the Co-Director of the Grantham Institute since May 2014. Previously, he was Director of the Bristol Glaciology Center at Bristol University, where he is now a visiting Professor, and Head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University, where he now holds an Honorary Professorship.
He leads the Lake Ellsworth Consortium - a UK-NERC funded programme that aims to explore a large subglacial lake beneath the ice of West Antarctica. He has undertaken three Antarctic field seasons, using geophysics to measure the subglacial landscape and to understand what it tells us about past changes in Antarctica and elsewhere.
In 2013 he was awarded the Martha T. Muse Prize for excellence in Antarctic science and policy, and in 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
et al., A new bed elevation model for the Weddell Sea sector of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Earth System Science Data, ISSN:1866-3508
et al., Hard rock landforms generate 130 km ice shelf channels through water focusing in basal corrugations, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723
et al., A constraint upon the basal water distribution and thermal state of the Greenland Ice Sheet from radar bed echoes, The Cryosphere, ISSN:1994-0416
et al., A mini corer for precision sampling of the water sediment interface of subglacial lakes and remote aqueous environments, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, ISSN:1541-5856
et al., Ocean forced variability of Totten Glacier mass loss, Special Publication - Geological Society of London, ISSN:0305-8719