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., Spatio-temporal variability of processes across Antarctic ice-bed–ocean interfaces, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723
Siegert MJ, 2017, A 60-year international history of Antarctic subglacial lake exploration, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, ISSN:0305-8719, Pages:SP461.5-SP461.5
et al., 2017, A deep subglacial embayment adjacent to the grounding line of Institute Ice Stream, West Antarctica, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, ISSN:0305-8719, Pages:SP461.11-SP461.11
et al., 2017, Ice-flow reorganization within the East Antarctic Ice Sheet deep interior, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, ISSN:0305-8719, Pages:SP461.14-SP461.14
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