Bernd Kulessa is Professor of Geophysics in the Glaciology Group at Swansea University, UK, and the Director of Research for Swansea's College of Science. His research focuses on the use of applied geophysics to investigate the response of the world’s ice masses to past, present, and future climatic change, and to address related scientific problems of anthropogenic impact. As a UK co-investigator on the GHOST project he will conduct magnetotelluric geophysical surveys to improve our knowledge of the geothermal and hydrological conditions beneath the Thwaites Glacier, fundamental boundary conditions for numerical modelling of isostatic rebound and ice flow.