Lake Altaussee

Research objectives

  • Evolution of the Lake System
  • Underwater spring pits / craters
  • Water discharge and lake water balance
  • Micro plastic incidence
  • Sound propagation
  • Submerged trees / Underwater forest


Walter Munk “Einstein of the Oceans”

The world-renowned ocean explorer Walter Munk initiated this comprehensive exploration of Lake Altaussee, when he returned to the lake of his childhood in the summer of 2018.

Funded by CHEOPS-Privatstiftung Wien

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