Alain Hubert, founder of The International Polar Institute, deployed the time capsule in February, 2019 at latitude 70.5700 S, and longitude 23.6086 E, in the Dronning Maud Land region surrounding The Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Station, the world’s first zero-emission scientific station.
Additional Support: Dr. Bruno Tremblay, climate scientist at McGill University, has provided invaluable insights and resources. Ice velocity data from a 1.5 million year simulation of the Antarctic ice sheet (Pollard and De Conto, 2012; DeConto and Pollard, 2016; Gomez, Pollard and Holland) has been helpful in determining the deployment location to obtain the desired 1000-year time scale.
Map courtesy of National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder
70.5700 S, 23.6086 E
Letter to the Future Deployment by Alain Hubert, director of the International Polar Foundation
Letter to the Future Deployment (drilling the hole)
Letter to the Future Deployment (placing the capsule)
Letter to the Future Deployment (time capsule hole)