Hipercorig Hallstatt History (H3):  Accessing a deep time window of Lake Hallstatt´s preHistory

 PI-Team: M.Strasser1; K.Kowarik2, H.Reschreiter2, A.Brauer3, F.Anselmetti4, S.Fabbri4

1Department of Geology, Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria; 2Natural History Museum (NHM) Vienna, Austria; 3Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution, GFZ Potsdam, Germany; 4Institute of Geological Sciences & Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, Univ. of Bern, Switzerland

Jointly funded by the University of Innsbruck, Natural History Museum Vienna, Austrian Science Foundation and contributions by GFZ-German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam and the Unviersity of Bern, Switzerland (2021)


Short abstract: This Hipercorig Hallstatt History (H3) project aims at recovering a long sediment core from Lake Hallstatt, by deploying the new core-drilling instrument Hipercorig that overcomes the current coring-depth limit (dated to ~2.3 cal ka BP). A longer core will unravel the entire (Late Glacial – to – ) Holocene sedimentary succession recording past climate, environment, natural hazard impacts, human-environment interactions and prehistoric mining history in the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut, Austria.


Implementation plan:

Implementation of Hipercorig operation on Lake Hallsatt is currently scheduled from April 12. to May 21. 2021.


Stay tuned for more details and information as the project develops.


Links to more information about Hipercorig and coordinated "sister projects"

Hipercorig Paper: an innovative hydraulic coring system recovering over 60 m long sediment cores from deep perialpine lakes

ÖAW S4LIDE-Hallsatt project


Project Members and partners

Marcel Ortler, University of Innsbruck  

Ulli Raschke, TU Braunschweig


Frauenhofer IEG, Bochum


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