Location : Talos Dome, Victoria Land, Antarctica ; 72°49’S, 159°11’E, altitude 2315 m
Mean annual temperature : -41°C
Team members 2006-07 : Olivier Alemany (LGGE, Fr.), Jérôme Chappellaz (LGGE, Fr.), Fabrizio Frascati (ENEA, It.), Nicola La Notte (ENEA, It.), Saverio Panichi (ENEA, It.), Philippe Possenti (LGGE, Fr.), Alberto Quintavalla (PNRA, It.), Jack Triest (BAS, UK), Roberto Udisti (Univ. Firenze, It.)
Activities : we extended the drilling operations started in 2004/05 and which reached 607 m of depth in 2005/06. Overall the expedition was a success and we worked under a very good spirit. We reached 1300 m of depth on January 11, 2007. We stopped due to the lack of drilling fluid.
My work in the field : I was the science leader for this expedition. Aside from the usual contribution to the everyday life in camp, I did the ice core logging, cutting and packing, as well as measurements of thin sections.