Melting underneath the floating ice shelves around Antarctica is one of the most important but hardest to observe processes driving mass loss from the ice sheet. Measuring this melt is key to understanding and predicting the continent’s future.

The NECKLACE project seeks to collate data on ice shelf melt, gathered by research teams around the world. Results are standardised and collated into a single data product that can be used by glaciologists, oceanographers, and ice sheet modellers to compare with their own results. By building on each team’s individual effort, we aim to create a continent-wide, open-access data product.