Annual reports

Reports on activities within the Limnology Center

2018

“Life under Ice” results were presented during ELLS-IAGLR conference in Evian, before the closure ceremony of this project. LéXPLORE pontoon was fully built and instruments within the protection circle were deployed.

2017

Two international field expeditions took place on Lake Onego in March and June for the third consecutive year. EPFL, Unil, UniGE and Eawag provided LéXPLORE funding and its steering committee was setup.

2016

In March, the largest field expedition of “Life under Ice” on Lake Onego brought 40 international researchers together. We investigated twelve lakes in Canada to search for lakes with old seawater at depth.

2015

The first expedition to Lake Onego brought seven research groups onto the ice. For the last year, EPFL scientists investigated Lake Leman and participated in an expedition around the entire Lake Baikal.

2014

Lake Leman and Lake Baikal’s water quality were investigated from the air during intensive joint fieldworks and a Swiss-Russian expedition over the Selenga Delta. “Life under Ice” project was official launched.

2013

Hyperspectral images with ground truthing were collected during eleven flights over Lake Leman. Swiss and Russian scientists collaborated on the first acquisition of remote sensing data on Lake Baikal.