Helgard Anschütz obtained an MSc in Geophysics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Geosciences from University Bremen. Helgard has a wide background in applied geophysics, spanning both research and consulting. She works as a senior engineer at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) in the Geosurveys Section. Her main activities include scientific consulting, feasibility studies, research and development as well as survey planning-conduction-interpretation. Prior to joining NGI, she worked in Polar Research for 10 years, including overwintering on the German Antarctic research station as well as several expeditions to Antarctica and Svalbard.