Lars Boehme is responsible for the deployment of animal-borne instruments on Weddell and Southern Elephant seals. He is interested in mesoscale processes in the Southern Ocean, e.g., how warmer water from further north finds its way under the Thwaites Glacier. His previous research has also led to a more strategic view of how to combine a range of observational approaches to achieve a cost-effective observation system linking physical observations to the range of trophic levels they drive.