Edmund Lea


  • Outreach Officer (Festivals and Events), 2023-2024



Edmund is an MSc researcher at Durham University with a passion for mapping and understanding glaciated and deglaciated landscapes. He has a BSc in Geography from Durham, specialising in GIS and remote sensing. His current work involves using satellite datasets to map and interpret the enigmatic landscape of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, East Antarctica, via the impressions of subglacial ridges and valleys on the ice surface. He is enthusiastic about the communication of polar science and always filled with faith and hope for the future of the polar regions.

When not at his desk, he loves walking in the Lake District to experience the beauty of glacial landscapes first-hand, but is also comfortable sitting down with a cup of tea and a book of puzzles, or playing bridge.