Dr. Rob Larter is a marine geophysicist working at British Antarctic Survey since 1987. His main research focus since 2004 has been on late Quaternary ice sheet history, glacial geomorphology and glacial/glacial-marine processes. He also maintains involvement in research on tectonic and palaeoenvironmental history of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean through the Cenozoic era. Larter's technical specialisms include acquisition, processing and interpretation of seismic reflection, marine magnetic, swath bathymetry and sidescan sonar data. Scope of theoretical knowledge and coding experience includes forward and inverse seismic modelling and tectonic plate fitting/rotation calculations.

As a Lead Principal Investigator on the THOR project, Larter and his team will investigate sediments deposited in the seas near the Thwaites Glacier and reconstruct past changes in environmental conditions and the glacier’s response to these, thereby adding context to our projections of future change.