Scientific objectives

Basically the scientists pursue two objectives:

  • The sediments of the oldest and largest non-glaciated Arctic lake basin shall provide information about the regional climate of the past 3.6 million  years and how it developed.?
    --> climate history
  • Samples of the impact breccia and bedrock shall inform about the crater formation and cratering processes.
    ?--> impact process

Scientists aim to gain the material they need for their research by a complex drilling campaign: In line with the International Polar Year (2007-2009) two drilling activities are planned to retrieve sediment cores from the lake shore and from the lake.

Elgygytgyn Drilling Project
Technical contact:
Andreas Vogt
changed: 13. August 2015
created:  5. January 2011