The objective of this drilling program was to extract sediment cores while operating on a floating ice platform at a crater lake in Siberia during the 2008/2009 winter season. The lake, 12 km in diameter and 175 m deep, was formed as a result of a meteoroid impact 3.6 million years ago. The lake is ice-covered nine months of the year. Ice engineering work involved the planning, surveying and monitoring of a 7.5 km long ice road and the construction and monitoring of an ice platform in the middle of the lake. The planning and logistic challenges to execute a project at an extremely remote location in Eastern Russia will be presented.

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