Come learn about a recent four-year field program to the remote Pine Island Ice Shelf in Western Antarctica. Over the years scientists drilled a series of 1500-feet-deep holes through the 30-mile-long ice shelf lowering ocean instruments into the space below. Instruments were then left in place reporting data about ice melting and ocean mixing rates back to the lab in Monterey by satellite. Join Tim Stanton as he describes an overview of the massive Antarctic ice sheets their floating ice shelves and the processes that control their melting. He will also share insights into potential impacts on global sea level rise.