Dronning Maud Land is one of the least studied regions of Antarctica in terms of variations in ice sheet thickness and dynamics. There are plenty of potential study sites in the mountain ranges, whose peaks are sticking up through the ice sheet 200–300 km from the coast.

The purpose of this research project is to reconstruct how the ice sheet thickness in Dronning Maud Land has varied through time. The results of the surveys provide the necessary basic knowledge, for example, verifying the results from climate models in order to understand the polar regions’ climatic factors and climate variability.