The workshop will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of scientists representing the bio-, cryo-, geo- and atmospheric sciences to investigate the issues that can be addressed by remote field programs. The aim is to exchange ideas about scientific priorities which could be explored from 2-3 possible sites and develop a consensus on the highest priority site that would be the focus of the next round of proposals (in 2013). Another goal is to introduce a new generation of researchers to the possibilities for future scientific investigations in the Transantarctic Mountains.
The first two days will be dedicated to discussion of scientific opportunities culminating in the selection of a single deep field camp site. The third day will focus on helping new investigators understand the logistics system and begin thinking about field plans. A group of logistics specialists will be in attendance to provide assistance.